Taking The High Line

Planning a trip to New York? Then make sure you have The High Line on your list of things to do.

The High Line is an elevated park transformed from a former freight rail line running along Manhattan’s West Side. Owned by the City of New York and maintained by The Friends of the High Line this beautiful architectural parkland ‘space’ was founded in 1999 by community residents who have worked tirelessly raising funds to transform this once disused rail line, under threat of demolition, into a public space now enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Access to the High Line can be made at various points along the route and is fully wheelchair accessible. (Check the link for more detailed information about all access points especially the elevator access areas.)

The High Line is a wonderful mixture of architectural elements, both natural and man-made such as a variety of natural spaces, seating, sculptures, walkways etc. Walking along The High Line gives you a wonderful fresh perspective of the Manhattan skyline as you meander past a variety of suburbs, through buildings (literally) and with the River in view too.

Unfortunately, like most of the New York area, The High Line has also been affected by Hurricane Sandy and opening times have been limited to 8am-5pm at least until flood damage has been cleared.

If you are planning a visit, check the website for details about special events that maybe running at that time and join in the fun.

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