The High Line

The High Line

City Park · Manhattan, New York


The High Line is one of the most unique parks in New York City. The park was built atop elevated train tracks that were originally used by freight trains delivering cargo to the city. A practice that became moot with the rise in trucking. For ages, the railroad track was abandoned and neglected before being transformed into a city parkThe High Line was opened in 2009 and became an instant success.The elevated promenade stretches for 1.5 miles and receives an average 8 million visitors annually.
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The High Line is a non-profit organization and public park built on an elevated rail line. You can be sure that you’ll walk through gardens, see art, performances and eat great food. This is a great place to be outside, connect with your date, and enjoy some great scenery.
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7AM: Walk along the High Line, which snakes down to the Meatpacking District, starting at the 30th Street stairs. At this time of day, you’ll have the gorgeously landscaped former rail line mostly to yourself.
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It’s hard to believe that the 1½-mile-long High Line – a shining example of brilliant urban renewal – was once a dingy freight line that anchored a rather unsavory district of slaughterhouses. Today, this eye-catching attraction is one of New York's best-loved green spaces, drawing visitors who come to stroll, sit, and picnic 30 feet above the city – while enjoying fabulous views of Manhattan's ever-changing urban landscape. It loops around Hudson Yards and ends at 34th Street.
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After we hit Chelsea Market for a bite, we always walk across the street and walk The High Line. It has such pretty views of the city!
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An incredible, free, elevated park built on defunct train tracks that spans nearly one-and-a-half miles from Gansevoort to 34th Street. At its base is the Whitney Museum of American Art—worth a visit itself—and it lets out at the luxury mall and neighborhood Hudson Yards. The park provides incredible views of the Hudson River and surrounding neighborhoods of Chelsea and beyond, is punctuated by temporary and permanent public art and features native plantings that shine no matter the season.
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This aerial greenway called The High Line looks downtown at 20th Street. It's vegetation pays homage to the wild plants that colonized the abandoned railway before it was repurposed. The Highline park gets nearly 5 million visitors annually.
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In the mood for a casual, outdoorsy date? Get your steps in while getting to know each other at this popular park in Chelsea. The 1.4 miles of elevated, car-free space nestled between skyscrapers has manicured gardens, art installations, and Hudson River views that serve as good talking points. And since the park is doing timed entries, you have a guaranteed end if the date isn’t going great, or an excuse to quickly plan date number two.
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You can get your steps along Chelsea’s 1.45-mile-long landscaped public park. The elevated path on the historic rail line has manicured gardens and places to take in free art.
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This awesome elevated rail track transformed Manhattan. While less traditional than a “normal” park, the High Line offers wildflowers, greenery, and outdoor art installations. The High Line stretches along Manhattan’s West side, which includes Hell’s Kitchen and West Chelsea. Perfect for families or for an evening stroll, the views against the Hudson River will make you forget about the busy city life below.
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It may technically be a public park, but the expanding High Line project has the impact and feel of a real-life tourist attraction, complete with its own opening hours of 7am to 7pm. Created from an abandoned stretch of elevated railroad track, the landscaping of this park (which stands 30 feet in the air) connects the Meatpacking District with Chelsea's galleries, ending at the Javits Center on the south side of Hell's Kitchen.
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Chelsea’s popular park on a former elevated railway offers a natural respite and 1.4 miles of car-free walking space set between the skyscrapers of Manhattan’s west side. The landmark reopened in July and now has timed entry to lessen the amount of visitors. Don’t miss new works by Sam Falls and Lara Schnitger that are part of the park’s En Plein Air exhibit. Also look out for the large-scale sculpture Sister of the Road, made of painted aluminum.
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A stroll along the High Line can invigorate the soul. What was once an ugly freight track is now an elevated public park, hosting over 500 species of plants and trees and a museum’s-worth of modern art. Ascend at Gansevoort Street to walk the whole 1.45mi (2.33km) stretch, taking in Hudson River views and stopping at the numerous benches to people-watch along the way.
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The High Line is a great place to let all of your stress melt away with a good, long, scenic walk with your closest family and friends. The continued support for artists whose work is spread throughout the walking route is really important.
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Situated high above the city’s west side is the High Line. Built on an old freight line and opened in 2009, this public space stretching 1.45 miles (2.33 kilometers) features seasonally shifting works of art, food vendors, gardens and performances. The High Line stretches from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, and it’s open year round, making it an excellent way to head uptown and get a unique perspective on the Chelsea streets and the Hudson River beyond.
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