A public park built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure, that used to be in operation as a freight rail line from 1934 till 1980. A similar structure exists in Paris, known as the Promenade Plantée.
Built in the 30s, this was an active railway until 1980. "Friends of the High Line" formed in 1999 with the idea of turning it into an elevated park similar to the Promenade Plantée in Paris.
I lived in meatpacking in the 80's so I always get nostalgic looking down at my old stomping ground & how it's evolved into a beautiful hub of fashion & fine dining. - Mike Ruiz, The A-List: New York
Tony wandered around this “park in the sky.” As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
Walk the whole thing (sunset = best). If its night time, look for the exhibitionists Doing Their Thing in the windows of the Standard Hotel. Sit in sunken mini-theater (you'll know it when you see it)
a perfect walk in any season, be sure and stop into del posto, morimoto or colicchio and sons for a drink
Explore the architecture and art installations of this former elevated railway, or simply wile away an afternoon on one of the wooden lounge chairs. Stay for sunset, the views are gorgeous!
At 16th Street, look east! There you will see the art-filled showrooms of boutique auctioneer Phillips de Pury & Company, which just sold a Richard Prince "Nurse" painting for $6.5m.
Did you know the new Whitney Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is to be located at the southern tip of the High Line? (Image credit: Renzo Piano Building, whitney.org)
The best place to remember why you love Manhattan takes you above the city while keeping you rooted in urban life: Walk through a field of wildflowers as cabs zoom along the street beneath you.
Did you know? Decades ago, the High Line continued farther south, through factories and warehouses, to St. John’s Park Terminal, at Spring Street.
Only come here during the day
Mayor Bloomberg noted that the High Line project has helped usher in something of a renaissance in the neighborhood: by 2009, more than 30 projects were planned or under construction nearby.
Make sure you're bundled up enough to go for a stroll with your special someone so you both can take in the romantic view of the New York City sky line. #vday
Walk the High Line at sunset. Really beautiful.
great view of the statue of liberty when you cross over 14th st., like no other park in manhattan.
Morimoto now offers boxed picnic lunches to High Line visitors; the multi-course meal includes salad, miso soup, California roll with 3, 4, or 8 pieces of sushi & bottled water (via @GrubStreet)
The High Line was originally built to replace dangerous street-level rail lines by connecting trains carrying goods, including nearly half of the city's milk, directly to second-story loading docks.
Girls happened here. “Have you ever come here with, like, a book, and some friends?” Marnie and Booth Jonathan venture to the High Line entrance after an art opening.
Grab a picnic from the Chelsea Market and enjoy the unique vantage point of the High Line—a former elevated subway track turned into a beautiful park.
The Highline is definitely a must-see in New York! The park can be very crowded on weekends, our advice: check it out at night before it closes, you're going to have the whole park for yourself!
Looking for laughs? Walk by the Standard hotel and look up, those are all-window bathrooms. Butts, everywhere.
watch the exhibitionists at the standard hotel
Just before dusk, ascend the narrow staircase at the corner of West 20th Street and Tenth Avenue. Suddenly you’re on this elevated railroad line, now an industrial-chic park. The park closes at 10pm.
go see it!
Go at night.
Stroll through the bustle of NYC high above the street on this elevated walkway/park - where steel and cement (and old train tracks) meet thriving plants and flowers. Truly stunning.
An amazing new urban park near The GEM Hotel Chelsea
See all those streets below you, from the teens up to the high 20s? They're lined with art-filled galleries, all of them free. Head down to street level and duck in to any that catch your attention.
make sure to get there before 9:45pm bc that's when they start kicking ppl out
Amp up your walk through The Highline by doing a circuit training workout. Do 10 push-ups and 10 triceps dips on a bench and then walking lunges from 18th St. to 19th St. Repeat 3 times!
After The Standard, take a stroll on the highline - New York’s newest and most impressive green space.
A New York City park...with a twist! The Highline is a great place to view the Meatpacking district from the air complete with beautiful landscaping and benches to relax. In the summer, you can find g
Before the High Line was built, freight trains ran along the city’s streets. The conditions were so dangerous that the rail company hired men on horseback to warn pedestrians of oncoming trains.
Wifi here is spotty but it's a great place to take in some sun, harbor views, and Gehry's IAC building. Duck under to Chelsea Market for some gelato.
Try to walk the full length, it's one of the most unique city parks in the US.
Had a great time hanging with friends at night, area under the Standard Hotel is great for breezy seating
Sit on the chaise chairs by yourself, or with a friend. Bring something to eat (dinner or a snack) and watch the sunset after work.