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The High Line, New York City

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A breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city, The High Line is a 1.6 km (1 mi) linear park. It's built on a short section of an abandoned elevated railway that once ran along the lower west side of Manhattan. Redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway, the first few sections of the park opened in 2009. The elevated park features gardens, birdhouses, benches, artwork, and cafes, and offers views of the city and the Hudson River. View the exhibit of mirror sculptures designed to reflect the surrounding greenery. An installation of 700 purple and gray glass panes, calibrated to match the center pixel of 700 digital pictures taken every minute on the Hudson, creates an extended portrait of the river. Plan to see The High Line and other attractions that appeal to you using our New York City trip itinerary planning website.
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  • Nice to walk here with many places to sit or lie on chaise lounges and people watch. Also can get a beverage or snack and get off early if you want to but we did the whole thing. Definitely a nice...  more »
  • Free experience that gives a unique experience to the city! What more can you ask for than a beautiful park with beautiful sites set in an unusual location. Definitely worth the experience to visit...  more »
  • Going through the city on the high line was such a pleasant walk. You can really feel nature and at the same time you don't forget in what city you are. Along the path you will find good spots for...  more »
  • Great place to take a walk and get above sidewalk level. Also get to see life from above. It was clean, well maintained. Best of all is free! See some great mural art and paintings shopping the way. Not a long distance at all to walk. Highly recommended!
  • Very unknown place of New York. Well people know about this but it should be one of the obligations when you visit New York. I met some locals who never knew about this place. So I recommend it at 100%. Recommendations. Start at the vessel attraction. In Judson yards (last stop of 7 train). And at the end of the high line you would find one of the best neighborhoods of Manhattan CHELSEA. Visit the Chelsea market and you would have am awesome place to rest and eat after walking.
  • Fantastic use of the old train track! Very nice walk with spectacular views and great spots to take amazing pictures from above the ground level. We use it to go from Hudson yards where we went to visit the Vessel to Chelsea market. It's free and there are several access points along it. Also access for disable. 100%recommended.
  • Beautiful walk with wonderful views. You walk on old rails, raised above the street. Along the way you see many works of art. You admire tidy grass, trees and flowers. There are many benches along the way, where you can sit, rest and admire the surroundings. The way is very well maintained. All praise for this.
  • I LOVE The High Line. I take anyone visiting the city here. It's a beautiful long green park that used to be an above ground railroad. They left some tracks that you can still see. There are many places to sit, lounge, and lay, as well as to enjoy scenic views of the city. They're rather unique views, too, since you're not very high up, so you get a cool perspective. It's also close to other awesome things such as Chelsea Market! Highly recommend.

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