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High Line (Unique Public Park)
— Fun "Elevated" Promenade
— Free Guided Walking Tours
High Line Park
The High Line is fast becoming one of New York City's must-see public "green space" destinations — it's already attracted millions of visitors.
The sleekly-designed public promenade and park is built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure (several stories above the ground). Its walkway is lined with beautiful flowers, trees and more than 200 different species and varieties of plants.
It's a fun place to take a leisurely stroll or (if you can grab a lounge chair) sit and people-watch — year-round, day or night!
Located on Manhattan's west side (the epicenter of NY's art scene), High Line is built on an abandoned freight train track that runs from Gansevoort Street (in the Meatpacking District) to 34th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues).
When all sections are completed, High Line's mile-and-a-half-long elevated park will run through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen.
High Line entrances are conveniently located every 2-3 blocks:
- Gansevoort Street and Washington Street (stairs)
- 14th Street, east of West Street (stairs and elevator access)
- 16th Street, east of 10th Avenue (stairs and elevator access)
- 18th Street, west of 10th Avenue (stairs)
- 20th Street, west of 10th Avenue (stairs)
High Line History
The old High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s as an elevated freight structure (to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets).
High Line's special features include:
- Viewing Platforms
- Sundeck and Lounging Chairs
- Water Feature
Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck)
- Special Areas for
Outdoor Performances, Contemporary Art Exhibits and Educational Programs
Check out High Line's web site for Special Events taking place throughout the year.
Free Guided Walking Tours
Enjoy Free Guided Walking Tours through Section 1 (led by High Line Docents) every Saturday at 11am — during Spring, Summer and Fall.
Learn about High Line's history and design and meet people from all walks of life.
Tour starts at the bottom of the Gansevoort Street stair.
Note: Space is available for up to 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early.
Seasonal Park Hours
Winter Park Hours
Last entry into the park is at 9:45pm.
The entire High Line is wheelchair accessible.
Note: NO dogs allowed.
High Line Sections
— Section 1
Opened to the public on June 9, 2009, Section 1 of the High Line runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street.
— Section 2
Scheduled to open in 2011, Section 2 of the High Line will stretch from 20th to 30th Streets. There will be a lawn area where visitors can walk, play, and picnic on the grass.
Info on High Line
High Line Maps
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