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Review of The High Line

The High Line
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High Line and Hudson Yards
Ranked #14 of 1,155 things to do in New York City
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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. 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had read many articles before, but I was still surprised by this urban intervention. The gardens and the urban equipments are beautiful and have a superb design. Nice to walk and see the buildings and people around. From there, I went to Greenwich Village walking and listened a nice jazz band at the Garage.

Thank augusto53
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Love this park! It keeps getting better and longer every time we come to NYC. The views of the city and Jersey are gorgeous (all the way to the Statue of Liberty on a clear day), the Fall colours are amazing against all the surrounding buildings, and you're never far from all the offerings of Chelsea down below. Truly an oasis in the city and such a unique history and innovative design.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We visited the High Line the sunday before Halloween so there were many families up there with kids as well as the usual population of locals and tourists. The view is lovely and the concept is fantastic- walk a block or two at least to get the feel of the space.

Thank Jill T
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

The High Line for me was one of the the Highlights of my visit to New York.

I visited NYC in mid September and I admit the weather was really good to me and afforded me a great climate to view the amazing High Line. I was completely bowled over by the imaginative and creative use made of the High Line. It is really stunning and in a city with so many visitors it is immaculately cared for and looked after.

I was interested in the plants and how they were planted and cared for and several of the young people working there took time to explain the history of the project and the ways in which the plants were chosen and cared for.

The sculptures along the way were a real bonus and really added to the sense of being immersed in an open air museum and art gallery. I especially like the bust of Colin Powell- really powerful imagery here.

It is without a doubt one of the most impressive uses of urban space I've seen.

In my country-UK- we give knighthoods to people who have the imagination and the altruism to conceive projects like this. New Yorkers should be really proud of this wonderful, visitor friendly resource.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The High Line was built in the 1930s after years of street-level accidents caused by trains. Raised platforms removed some of the danger from the city streets.

The railroad tracks were abandoned in the 1980s. Apparently vegetation began taking over the area, and the idea for the park was born. Planting took place sometime in the early 2000s, turning it into the green space that it is today.

This project has turned out quite well, and there were a lot of walkers on it enjoying the park on a nice autumn day.

Thank onthego1216
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