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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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  • One of my favorite nyc parks. Genius idea - beautifully done. Starts / ends close to Chelsea market for a nice bite before / after. The other start / end is close to the Vessel. Path has beautiful... 
    One of my favorite nyc parks. Genius idea - beautifully done. Starts / ends close to Chelsea market for a nice bite before / after. The other start / end is close to the Vessel. Path has beautiful...  more »
  • Really lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Loads of great volunteers seemed to be working really hard to keep it so pretty. Thank you. 
    Really lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Loads of great volunteers seemed to be working really hard to keep it so pretty. Thank you.  more »
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  • A Great free walkway above the crowds. See Manhattan from a different perspective. The High Line is a renovated El Subway line. The gardens are beautiful, plenty of seating for resting. Nice shade, a fun escape from the rush of the city. After your walk along the High Line, check out the Chelsea Piers.
  • This path is so beautiful and well maintained. We visited on a Monday morning - maybe 11 am. It was not crowded as I picture it might be on a weekend. The landscaping is amazing - lush, with art installations here and there. This is a treasure - a really nice (easy) walk from Hudson Yards to Chelsea Market. It was a quiet, clean respite from the noise of the city.

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