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The High Line

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This great park provides a surprisingly green escape from the city streets below.


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1.5

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2.4

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16' 5 m

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10' 3 m

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6' 2 m

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12' 4 m

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Family Friendly Several play areas, underpasses, overlooks, and art installations along the way will keep little ones entertained.

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The High Line is one of New York City's newest and most imaginative public parks. Open as a park since 2009, it reimagines an old section of railroad track that carried freight into Manhattan industrial neighborhoods from the 1930s through the 1980s. Though it can be quite crowded on weekends and on gorgeous days, the park still provides a wonderfully green escape from the city streets.

The High Line runs from Gansevoort Street on the south end to 34th Street on the north end, from Chelsea to Hudson Yards, weaving back and forth between 10th and 12th Avenues. Along the way, you'll pass by art installations, playgrounds, overlooks, seating areas, cafes, and underpasses. Multiple entrances along the way provide ample opportunities to sneak down to street level and explore the city.

An events calendar, volunteering information, background on all the art, the High Line's history, and much more can be found at the Friends of the High Line page.

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Rachel Vecchitto

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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A veritable forest has grown between the tracks on The High Line.
May 30, 2017 near New Yor…, NY
An unusually empty High Line provides a totally different experience on a rainy weekday.
May 29, 2017 near New Yor…, NY
A beautiful day brings joy to those on the High Line.
May 30, 2017 near New Yor…, NY
You CAN get beautiful foliage in NYC.
May 30, 2017 near New Yor…, NY
Blossoming trees grow along The High Line.
May 30, 2017 near New Yor…, NY
The old High Line rail tracks are a great day activity if you're in Manhattan.
May 30, 2017 near New Yor…, NY

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