The High Line, New York City
Categories: Scenic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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We started out the day on the hyline...it was a gorgeous early fall morning and perfectly enjoyable....what I wouldn't give to live in one of the wonderful units along the way....
Un giardino inaspettato in mezzo alla città. È un'attrazione forse poco conosciuta da noi italiani ma veramente molto carina e soprattutto sorprendente.An unexpected garden in the middle of the city. Is an attraction perhaps little known by Italians but really very pretty and especially surprising.show original
Superbe voie piétonne pour découvrir l'ouest de Manhattan en prenant un peu de hauteur. L'histoire de cette voir et vraiment riche A coupler avec le passage par Chelsea Market, en lien avec cette bala... read more »Superb pedestrian path to discover the West side of Manhattan by taking a little height. The history of this see and really rich A pair with pass through Chelsea Market, in connection with this ride.show original
I have visited NYC hundreds of times and did not know about this park. My wife and I heard friends talk about it and knew we had to visit the next time we were in NYC. We are so glad that we did. The views of the river and city life were wonderful. We took a leisurely walk down the entire walk and back. There are beautiful flowers and cool art displays. The benches are artistic and some move along the old train tracks. You can find vendors selling snacks, drinks, books, and such or hear local artists playing their guitars. I would definitely make a point to walk through this park.
The perfect way to escape from the city. Its a nice and peaceful walk. I heard they have stargazing and food carts every Tuesday. I arrived around 9pm for the food carts and was too late. Whe I arrived there was only one cart still open. There was still star gazing with 2 telescopes, however there was a long line.
Really awesome place, it was a train track that used to be operational, but ever since the train stopped, it was transformed into a beautiful sightseeing place. There's lots of greenery, places for people to relax. Food, drinks, and icees are sold there too, really expensive, but good. You can easily bring your food up there, no one guards the entrances. Great place for pictures if you're a photographer, great views of many places in Manhattan, by the meatpacking district, and if you've read "The Jungle," by Upton Sinclair, it's a good place to see how much has really changed.
I learn about this place through a hospitality class. It is amazing to see these beautiful hidden places in the city. It is a super crowded place. But the view you get is incredible. As you can see from my picture it is a must go. You get a view of the crowded city from above. You find scattered art all around
Truly one of Manhattan's growing treasures. A park that used to be an active overhead train line has now become home to many native plants and people who enjoy the city from a different perspective. I always love the atmosphere and there is always more to see as the park progresses it's expansion. It is very easily accessible anyone thanks to its many entrances and added elevators for handicap individuals as well. You can enjoy this active park during any season from overlooking the shards frozen ice floating on the Hudson or enjoying a brisk walk through the autumn brush.
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