Once upon a time there was an out of date, decrepit freight rail line looming above Manhattan’s West Side. The disused railway track was being reclaimed by native plants and became the subject of a film and book in the early 2000’s. What to do about this?
In 2006 the first phase of the High Line was built as an urban park and green space, with 2 phases completed since then. Grab a coffee and walk the High Line. Get off to hit the Chelsea Market…
This is an awesome way to get some exercise and a reprieve from the traffic and the noise of NYC while still feeling the city vibe. Really a great way to literally “rise above it all” Remember, this is a public park and is run by a non-profit so consider buying something very cool from the High Line kiosks as either end. I picked up a fabulous Diane Von Furstenberg scarf she designed specifically for the High Line—high fashion on the High Line. Win Win.
Running from Gansevoort Street in the Meat Packing District all the way to West 34th Street-there are a number of entrances, though sometimes some are closed in the winter due to ice.