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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. Make The High Line a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City travel itinerary planner.
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  • Even in a cold rain on an early spring day this place is fascinating - for its history, its location passing through buildings and neighborhoods, the art work, and of course for the horticulture, whic...  more »
  • Escaping the bustle of the city in NYC is pretty tough other than Central Park. The High Line helps make it a lot easier by providing a long walking area adorned with plants, trees and benches through...  more »
  • Even in January worth a visit, if the wind can be properly cool. Fun fact: it is warned for nudists!
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  • The High Line is cool and I must say, a huge potpourri of randomness. It is awesome to walk on either in the day or night and the night I happened to take a relaxing stroll, there were some interesting art projects going on. Plenty of outdoor space, grass and greenery and also places to sit and take a break. I love how you can get good views of the city from some parts of the High Line. There is also a car made completely out of tires!
  • Wonderful place to see the city! Great walk from start to finish. You can get on and off the high line at any point. Beautifully designed gardens and green spaces which are maintained to a high standard. Lots of varieties of plants and trees to admire and plenty of grass to chill out and relax on. A must for all those who visit New York, a great addition to the city and its free!
  • A must see and do for any visitor to NYC. A lovely walk between old and new architecture. The former elevated train line has been decked out as a walk path. Each entrances has its own elevators for those who don't do stairs. Great views in a combination with a friendly vibe of the locals and international tourists. Next to Chelsea Market, the Apple Store and the today most trendy Meat Packing district.
  • Everybody says you should go to Brooklyn to watch the sunset, so here is a very good alternative. We went to the High line expecting a nice place to take a walk and ended the day there because of the spectacular views. There are some small bars in the north part that serve small healthy meals and juices... We really enjoyed the time in this place. I recommend at least a 2 hour walk/stop there. ENJOY!
  • The highline is a great park in the summer, there is generally a breeze as it is just 2 avenues off the Hudson. It is very well kept, and a great spot to go for a walk. It is not overly long, but has a few cute local food vendors for lunch/snacks, and has some really beautiful attractions.