Categories: New York City

The High Line : New York City

Cleverly recycling an unused old railway since the 1960s, New York City has transformed the elevated pathway into a park. Covering over a mile, you’ll walk along a green looking down at the the streets of Chelsea and overlooking the waters surrounding Manhattan. During my visit to meet my sister and parents in New York City on a sunny blue sky Friday afternoon we set out to explore the NYC High Line.

 

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

 

Here’s about the park from the friends of High Line :

The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. […]

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.

 

Join me for a walk…

 

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

The High Line : New York City

 

There are spots to picnic, rest, sunbath, and watch the people walk by or observe the nearby streets and surrounding waters. There are also some artistic exhibits all along the line for you to enjoy. If you need some food, lots of local shops and restaurants along the streets crossing the line. At the end of the path to the south, I recommend exploring the Chelsea market and surrounding artsy shops.

 

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