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“Crowded with tourists, but enjoyable nonetheless.”
Review of The High Line

The High Line
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$35.00*
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 1,151 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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. Please note that the High Line's hours vary by season: Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed August 25, 2013

When I asked three New Yorkers if they had been to The High Line, none of them responded "yes". I now know why. It's a tourist attraction and is extremely crowded. Enjoyable, yes, but the jostling for walking space on this claustrophobic space was a bit much. It seems that the main reason this was built was for the benefit of the developers around it as the entire length of the course is bordered by one construction site after another, which is noisy. It's a must see, but go in with lower expectations.

Thank Tokyo Shirokuma
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This might be my new favourite thing in NYC. We visited on a Friday morning, arriving at about 8:30 (it opens at 7:30 in summer). Still very quiet at that time, it was a pleasure to wander along, stopping for views and photos. This is a good (mostly) flat walk, with a natural planting scheme that looks like tamed wildness, if that makes sense. Lots of grasses and birch trees. If you visit, walk both ways, as you see things on the way back that you didn't even notice on the way out. As it gets busier, traders arrive and cafes open, so when the crowds get too thick, stop for an iced coffee and a souvenir.

Thank Deb65ontour
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Pretty garden to walk in at rooftop level. Vendors sell snacks along the path. Pretty scenery with some artistic sculptures to admire as well.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

It is unique to seethe transformation from a rustic railway into an open sky art park. The walk is easy and filled with lots of history. The art work is very unique as well.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We walked from 28th to 14 th street on High Line ,very enjoyable,the plantings are very interesting most people seemed at ease

Thank Bearhall
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