What do you do with more than a mile of elevated, abandoned rail line in one of the worlds great cities? If you’re a true visionary, you convert it into one of NYC’s most popular and distinctive parks.
The High Liner is 30 feet above ground level and trails along Manhattans far west side north through Chelsea for a mile and a half, through the densest part of the gallery district, and concludes at Hudson Yards. With acres of green space and unparalleled views of Manhattan’s far west side, this unique outdoor concept has fast become a must-see by residents and visitors alike.
With places to sit and people-watch along the way, lush patches of greenery during season, technicolored blooms and inspiring architecture throughout, The High Line is one the City’s great places to escape and unwind. It is also an extraordinary cultural performance space featuring public arts projects like The Mile-Long Opera, a unique music and art experience.
Visit: runs from Gansevoort St. to 34th St. on Manhattan’s West Side, 212-500-6035; thehighline.org