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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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  • Apparently this was left as a rusting eyesore for many years as was a hang out for drug dealers and other lowlife. Turing it into a raised landscaped walkway was inspirational. In January we did... 
    Apparently this was left as a rusting eyesore for many years as was a hang out for drug dealers and other lowlife. Turing it into a raised landscaped walkway was inspirational. In January we did...  more »
  • We walked the High Line on Christmas Day. It was a lovely walk, some nice views and sculptures along the way. Would be beautiful in Spring. 
    We walked the High Line on Christmas Day. It was a lovely walk, some nice views and sculptures along the way. Would be beautiful in Spring.  more »
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  • This place is wonderful. Inspired, and free to walk across. It is an oasis of calm above a very bustling city. We entered it at the end where the vessel is, this is a very interesting piece of architecture, and we walked to Chelsea Market, which is also another beautiful place. There are a few people selling cold drinks along the route, which was very much needed. Would highly recommend a walk along the high line if you visit New york 😀
  • Excellent! I wasn't sure I wanted to go when my wife told me about it but I'm so glad we did! Gorgeous views, great walk after eating a big breakfast on the go, and the whole vibe is surreal! It's like walking in the future, the way the foliage meets the surrounding architecture.

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