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“Above the crowds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The High Line

The High Line
Between 10th and 12th Avenues, New York City, NY 10014 (West Village)
212 206-9922
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New York High Line Park Walking Tour
Ranked #11 of 1,633 things to do in New York City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. The park features lush horticulture, artworks, seasonal food vendors, community programing, and unique views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. The High Line runs between Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.
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“Above the crowds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This floating urban park, gives you a look above the streets. Mixed with art installations and organic landscapes, if not too crowded, you are able to enjoy the Meatpacking district at leisurely pace. Its a one in a kind of place built out of a former commercial rail line. Check it out. Start early at the entrance by the Chelsea Hotel with a couple of doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant.

Visited September 2013
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“What a brilliant use of space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

When I was in New York on my last visit, a colleague suggested that a make the time to walk along High Line from end to end.
I have to say upfront that I was staying near to the entrance at West 30th street and also had the whole afternoon to spare, and so was able to walk the full length to the Meat Packers District. And what a great afternoon stroll it was.
As a lover or repurposed outdoor spaces, I found High Line to be a really clever use of this space. The plants that they have chosen to line the paths are ideal for the space and were just stunning in April.
All along the walk there are lots of these gardens as well as great art and shared view spaces into residential and commercial properties along the way. Even though it seems to be a relatively young initiative, I was really impressed by just how a relaxing walk it is. The elevated views along the way are great. It is always so interesting to be able to engage with vibrant urban spaces from different height and vantage points.
At different points along the route there is also the opportunity to buy food and drink, have a sit and take in the view, hide from the elements if you need to, and listen to live music (at least there was on the day that I did it).
At the Meat Packing District end you find yourself in the middle of a vibrant part of the city that provides an additional host of things to do.
There are great things to look out for along the way, such as a place to sit and watch the traffic through a glass wall, or look off towards the Statue of Liberty in the distance, or, if you are in a very relaxed mood, you can sit while one of the most amazing cities in the world meanders by.

Visited August 2013
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“An pleasant garden stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This carefully maintained garden occupies many blocks on an old elevated railroad track. It can be accessed from several points along its length and is a popular stroll. It is similar to the elevated garden walkway in Paris. Public art is everywhere on the High Line and there are even some surprising botanical treasures if you have some knowledge of botany.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful escape from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This walkway is a fantastic idea. Right in the heart of the city, you can lose yourself up above the traffic. The wood and grasses are beautiful, relaxing.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely plantings, and interesting art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A lovely high level park with many access points, great views and with lots of interesting graffiti and art close by, clearly placed to attract the attention of high line visitors. Nice cafes and shops at the Chelsea end.

Visited October 2013
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