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The High Line

The High Line

The High Line Park is an elevated, linear park that stretches about a mile and a half through New York City’s Lower West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea to 34th Street. The unique arial park is built on a section of old train tracks, once part of the West Side Line, which is now no longer in use. Starting in 2006, the city began to repurpose this stretch of railway into a wonderful Urban Park, which offers visitors scenic nature walks overlooking the busy city streets below. Construction has been ongoing, with more sections of the park being opened to the public gradually since its inception. The park is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM in winter, 10 PM in the spring/fall and 11 PM in the summer season. There are 11 entrances to the park, many which are handicap accessible. The main attraction of the beautiful park, which draws over 6 million visitors a year, is the “natural” landscaping, inspired by the local grasses and weeds that once grew on the abandoned railway. Repurposed parts of the railroad can be found being used as benches and planters. The park also hosts art installations and shows throughout the year, which you can enjoy with arial views of the skyline and Hudson River. The High Line is a great mesh of NYC history and the modern art of Urban Parks.

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