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“A wonderful elevated urban park”
Review of The High Line

The High Line
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Small Group New York Meatpacking District Chelsea Market and The Highline...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 programming, 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 12th Avenues. Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line’s annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Poughkeepsie, New York
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“A wonderful elevated urban park”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The High Line is a unique, elevated urban park. It is beautifully landscaped and designed and incorporates the rail line that was its original function. You can simultaneously experience walking above the city while being immersed in it. There are plenty of benches and seats to relax on and enjoy the people watching. Another fun aspect is peeking at the buildings that border the High Line. There are also nearby restaurants and snack kiosks available, including those at Chelsea Market (which also has restrooms). This is a highly recommended NYC experience.

Visited April 2013
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“Very unusual”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Fascinating use of an elevated strip of railroad bed. I wish they'd carry it down to the water. If you can only have time for a section of it, the vicinity of W 18th is very nice. Also, great architecture views in that section.

Visited April 2013
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“Must visit...even for locals”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The High Line is one of the best parks / public spaces in the world..but it can get a touch TOO crowded. Can't there be limits on how many people are allowed up there?

Visited April 2013
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“A wonderful urban walk”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Whilst it does not really take you anywhere it is a lovely place for a gentle stroll in pleasant weather. It passes inbetween buildings above ground level and there are some areas of seating provided. Children can be allowed to wander freely as there is no interaction with traffic.

Visited August 2012
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“You HAVE to visit this.”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stumbled upon the High Line by accident.

When planning our trip to New York, we looked at the High Line online and in books and decided that it wasn't worth a visit. We were SO wrong; we ended up visiting twice!

The walkway is spotless, and both times that we visited (mild, dry afternoons in April) was relatively free of other people.

We were so memorised by the views, that we hardly noticed any of the art installations until the second walk - definitely take your camera. Even better take lunch - head to Chelsea Market before hand to grab a range of treats and then join the High Line from the south entrance and find yourself a great spot to eat.

Spotless restrooms are positioned on the High Line.

Since getting home, my main regret is that I didn't visit here for a third time - that being at night.

Visited April 2013
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