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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  • Beautiful views and a nice walk without all of the traffic. You can catch a glimpse of all of the new construction in the city especially a Zaha Hadid original. Take a stroll from midtown down to Chel...  more »
  • very nice tour is apart from the city. will note that is a modern architectural intervention, the buildings that are close are also renowned architects
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  • This was a fun stroll through gardens but away from the street noise and crowds. Easy to get to in the #7 train to Hudson Yards. At the end, walk through Chelsea for a fun stroll through a N.Y. neighb...  more »
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  • Beautiful private park built on elevated old railway track. Enjoy a walk with incredible views of Manhattan city and around on Hudson river side. The park has plenty of interesting sitting space with greenery. I have been there once in summer and again in winter, it’s more beautiful with greenery in summer. You may see some street art and shows in summer too. It’s accessible for everyone as there are elevators located conveniently at different location to access the park and there are public toilets as well. One of my favorite walking spot in NYC. You would take around 30 minutes slowly walk from end to end.
  • Amazing raised park unique in Manhattan . This is a converted train track now a beautiful park that runs alongside buildings on the west side. Great pictures can be taken there and your can enjoy a walk, sitting in one of the Many seating areas and enjoying the multiple urban art stations all over the park. Definitely a must visit if you're in Manhattan.
  • A nice break away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Hidden away in the wide side of the city you definitely need to plan to get there, but it's worth it. We went on the last day a few hrs before leaving for the airport as you don't need to spend loads of time there, just enough to take in the views and stop for a moment which is enough in such a fast moving city. Beautiful views so sit and watch the world go by.
  • The high line is super cool. I checked it out in 2012 and parts appeared to still be under construction back then. It's a little weird being able to see people balconies but I guess there's not a whole lot of privacy in NYC to begin with. There's some great places to sit, to eat and have a drink or two.
  • Wonderful to have a walk in. Design, original, unexpected are the words that come to my mind when I think about this place. This is a walk among buildings with innovative ideas to make the street life a permanent show trough big screen installed along the line. Note that this place is a park and so, closes at night (7PM). I would also recommend to avoid weekends as it is very crowded. Accessible with elevators for wheelchairs

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