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“Even in the rain in March, the High Line is super!”
Review of The High Line

The High Line
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 1,204 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: Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I just came back from NYC. The High Line was top on my list to see. It was raining. Drats. So What. I took the subway, and walked around construction until I found 10th and 28th st. Looked up high, and there it was. Finding stairs next door, I took them up and up and up. My umbrella went inside out, so I put up the hood on my rain coat, and my iphone in a pocket and out I went. I had visited the archtiects site before going, so I knew what to look for. It was simply wonderful. The old RR tracks, grasses, crocus, plants, whispy wind blown trees, lounge chairs. Huge spaces between or inside of buildings provided tables for "tea" if you happened to have brought some with you. or relief from the weather. The river snuck up on me. I had no map. I didn't need one. You just walk, sit, look, and wonder and marvel at being able to walk for over a mile without a stop light, a car, on wandering pavers and plants. What good luck NYC has to have had a few people discover this dilapidated old rail road and create from almost nothing a place that the world wants to come and see. Crumbling buildings in the neighborhood are now under construction every where. And at the end, Untitled, a ten star restaurant, awaits your arrive. As does the Whitney Museum.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Whoever thought of changing unused elevated railroad tracks into a pedestrian walkway is brilliant. It's a nice landscaped path above 10th Avenue. My only negative comment is I wish they made the actual walking path wider. You can't walk side-by-side with someone without getting knocked into by people walking the other way and it's very difficult to pass someone who is walking slow (I get that it's meant to meander on but people just stop and you can't get around them).

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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Need a walk, want to get out of the rat race grid? Grab a coffee and jump on the high line. We never visit Manhattan without taking a stroll along this. Changes your perception about parts of the city. Worth a look.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Such a unique and beautiful stretch of natural, all elevated above the ground on old railroad tracks. Walk through beautiful plants, through buildings, and very close to people's apartments. Take it all in, and then grab a bite to eat in the Meatpacking District where the southern end of the Highline is located.

Thank Brett R
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

excellent for a lazy laid back stroll. take time out and walk along this old rail path with its wonderful views of the Hudson river Free

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