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The High Line Information

The High Line Info

Hours:
Winter - 7am- 8pm; Summer - 7am- 11pm

When to Go:
Spring and Fall, early in the morning

Seasonal Information:
Open year-round

The High Line Quick Facts

  • The High Line is a NYC park that was converted from an abandoned railroad.
  • Opened on June 8, 2009.
  • NYC High Line spans over 1.5 miles, and hopes to expand in the near future.

Address:
122 Gansevoort St
New York, US

Website: http://www.thehighline.org/

Phone Number: 212.206.9922




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Overall:
4.65
Location:
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Fun Factor:
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Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 08/12

High Line - The best not-so-hidden gem on the East Side

The High Line is easily the most unique (and scenic) attraction I had the pleasure of checking out on my latest trip to NYC. Before I get in to specifics, here is a (quick) story that should sum up just how important the High Line is to Manhattan.

After grabbing lunch with some old friends at Hill Country Chicken (5-star fried chicken near Union Square - that's for another time, though), a west coast friend who hadn't lived in New York very long (maybe two months) asked another friend (a long-time New Yorker) what to do with us tourists. (My friend and I - stay with me.)

His answer was quick and confident: "Take them to the High Line."

My response: "I love the High Line! I mean, I've never been, but, I'd love to go."

As it turned out, my excitement was completely reasonable. The High Line is an impressive piece of urban planning and engineering, and it's no surprise that it's become a signature attraction on the East Side of Manhattan. Simply put, The High Line is cool.

What's so cool about it?

Well, first off, it's clean. I'm not sure I saw single piece of trash where it shouldn't be in my entire walk up and down The High Line. (Which I think was about 50% of the total distance.) Secondly, the people on it seemed pretty cool, too. It's not too tourist-y, and I swear I saw multiple cast members of the HBO show GIRLS walking about and taking in the views, too. (I know that was you, Lena Dunham!)

Third and, let's face it, most importantly, are the views; The High Line has some really amazing city views. I had the luck of visiting on a warm August afternoon and, while it wasn't the clearest of days in New York, the skyline views were still impressive. There's something unique about observing New York buildings as a bit of an "equal" (since you're as tall as the second floor of surrounding apartments), but you're never high enough above the ground that you're constantly aware of the separation between you and the ground below. It's just a really pleasant and relaxing way to tour NYC, and you can get some impressive photos of the Empire State Building that I doubt you'll find elsewhere.

The High Line is also surrounded by pseudo street art that's worth a break to gaze, and there's even a cool bar near 20th St. (or so... don't hold me to that exact location) where you can stare off at the Hudson River into New Jersey (it's more beautiful than it sounds) while enjoying a craft beer. Plus, there are some really good street performers and some really typical benches, so, I imagine The High Line is also a perfect cheap date.

This one of my "high"lights (See what I did there?) of my trip to New York and, especially in the summer, I can't recommend The High Line enough, whether it's your first or 50th time in NYC.

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Converted Railroad Turned Beautiful Aerial Park in Manhattan

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NYCTourist Travel Info

Features: The newest way to see NYC, The High Line is a unique NYC park that was recently converted from an abandoned railroad to a lush new greenspace overlooking the Meatpacking District, the West Village and Hudson River. Spanning over 1.5 miles (with hopes of further expansion in the works) through the West Side of Manhattan, The High Line Park gives NYC tourists one more way to explore the Big Apple.

Why We Go: No matter what season you choose to visit New York, The High Line Park in Manhattan is a beautiful break from the traffic lights and speeding taxi cabs below. The High Line NY is perfect for NYC tourists looking for a relaxing stroll in Manhattan.

  • The Walk: Get a little exercise on the 1.5-mile NYC High Line as you take in a view of Manhattan from above, all the while enjoying a little bit of nature in New York.
  • The Views: On clear days, visitors to The High Line Park can see everything from the Hudson River and New Jersey, to the Empire State Building. Walk the entire NYC High Line to see what else you can experience on this new nature refuge in NYC.

Inside Knowledge: The High Line Park is an urban planning masterpiece, taking an abandoned railroad that was facing desctruction and turning it into one of the more unique parks in NYC. The railroad at The High Line remains, though looking a little shinier than it had in previous years.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Wear Your Walking Shoes: You'll want to wear your comfiest kicks when traversing the 1.5-mile High Line Park in Manhattan.
  • Do Prepare for the Elements: The High Line NY can be windy and cold in the winter, as well as quite balmy in the summer. We recommend checking the weather and bringing the essentials before your trip to The High Line.
  • Don't Expect Peace and Quiet: The High Line NY has quickly become a hotspot for NYC tourists and natives alike. No matter the weather, The High Line Park can get quite busy, so do expect some crowds. (Hey, it's New York - what did you expect?)
  • Don't Forget to Look Down: For one of the coolest views you'll find in New York City, remember to keep an eye to the streets below as you walk the NYC High Line.