High Line

High Line

btwn Gansevoort & W 30th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY 10011
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Closed until 7:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
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Yes

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.

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  • HISTORY

    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.

    HISTORY · April 10, 2010
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  • Time Out New York

    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. Read more

    Time Out New York · October 31, 2011
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  • LogoTV

    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

    LogoTV · August 30, 2010
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  • The New Yorker

    An indie park, an anti-campus. Chelsea boys, JDaters, and pretty women, dressed in rompers, promenade in front of people-watchers, perched like fashion editors on wooden benches. Read more

    The New Yorker · October 19, 2010
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  • Travel Channel

    Tony wandered around this “park in the sky.” As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.

    Travel Channel · November 15, 2011
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  • Time Out New York

    The Spears Building on West 22nd Street featured loading docks that led right onto the High Line. Those docks now help support the 22nd Street Seating Steps in the park's second section. Read more

    Time Out New York · November 23, 2011
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  • Dens

    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)

    Dens · September 14, 2011
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  • Mario B.

    a perfect walk in any season, be sure and stop into del posto, morimoto or colicchio and sons for a drink

    Mario B. · February 17, 2011
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  • Louis Vuitton

    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!

    Louis Vuitton · August 26, 2011
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  • BLOUIN ARTINFO

    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.

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · May 14, 2010
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  • City of New York

    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)

    City of New York · March 25, 2013
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  • Time Out New York

    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.

    Time Out New York · October 26, 2011
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  • The New Yorker

    Don't miss the diminutive sculptures tucked into unexpected locations throughout the park, all part of "Lilliput," an exhibit curated by Cecilia Alemani and on display through April 14, 2013: Read more

    The New Yorker · September 12, 2012
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  • City of New York

    Did you know? Decades ago, the High Line continued farther south, through factories and warehouses, to St. John’s Park Terminal, at Spring Street.

    City of New York · May 21, 2013
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  • Charles E.

    Only come here during the day

    Charles E. · January 14, 2012
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  • Mazda

    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.

    Mazda · November 19, 2010
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  • Valentine's Day Movie

    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

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: After it was a railway but before it was a park the High Line was just an abandoned stretch, shown here in 1997 run down and overgrown, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · January 31, 2011
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  • Wallpaper* Magazine

    Thanks to an unerring decade of dedication from the Friends of the High Line, headed by Joshua David and Robert Hammond, a 1.45-mile portion of the track was transformed into a public park Read more

    Wallpaper* Magazine · January 21, 2010
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  • reece p.

    Walk the High Line at sunset. Really beautiful.

    reece p. · August 5, 2009
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  • USA TODAY

    The 30-foot-high structure lined with maple trees and wild geraniums is a great place to escape daily life and take in views of New York's most iconic sights. Read more

    USA TODAY · December 1, 2010
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  • kate spade new york

    great view of the statue of liberty when you cross over 14th st., like no other park in manhattan.

    kate spade new york · October 12, 2010
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  • The Corcoran Group

    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 Corcoran Group · July 15, 2010
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  • PreservationNation

    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.

    PreservationNation · April 26, 2012
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  • ToryBurch

    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.

    ToryBurch · April 22, 2011
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  • Sabine D.

    Walk the High Line! Stunning view on the skyline in Meetpacking District and Chelsea. Read more

    Sabine D. · February 21, 2010
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  • HBO

    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.

    HBO · August 9, 2012
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  • Mike S.

    Looking for laughs? Walk by the Standard hotel and look up, those are all-window bathrooms. Butts, everywhere.

    Mike S. · July 23, 2012
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  • New York Habitat

    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!

    New York Habitat · October 17, 2012
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  • Unity S.

    watch the exhibitionists at the standard hotel

    Unity S. · August 12, 2009
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  • Tiffany & Co

    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.

    Tiffany & Co · June 1, 2011
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  • @courtneyBolton

    go see it!

    @courtneyBolton · February 18, 2010
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  • NYC Parks

    The High Line, in addition to being a magnificent park, is also a outdoor gallery featuring several works of temporary public art throughout the year. As you walk, look for art all around you! Read more

    NYC Parks · June 11, 2012
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  • Contiki Holidays

    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.

    Contiki Holidays · September 5, 2011
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  • The GEM Hotel NYC

    An amazing new urban park near The GEM Hotel Chelsea

    The GEM Hotel NYC · March 10, 2010
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  • Donald B.

    Go at night.

    Donald B. · August 18, 2009
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  • Michael G.

    make sure to get there before 9:45pm bc that's when they start kicking ppl out

    Michael G. · June 30, 2009
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  • Time Out New York

    It's an urbanite’s playground planted with flowers and grasses, offering walkers a panorama of the bustle below that makes the park simultaneously removed from the city and an inextricable part of it. Read more

    Time Out New York · July 11, 2013
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  • Untapped Cities

    Did you know there's still a section of the High Line that's still abandoned? We can't officially tell you how to break in but you can read about it and see photos here: Read more

    Untapped Cities · July 20, 2012
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  • Jon S.

    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.

    Jon S. · May 10, 2012
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  • Crunch Gym

    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!

    Crunch Gym · August 19, 2010
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  • Perry Ellis

    After The Standard, take a stroll on the highline - New York’s newest and most impressive green space.

    Perry Ellis · October 21, 2010
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  • Juicy Couture

    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

    Juicy Couture · August 13, 2010
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  • High Line

    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.

    High Line · August 7, 2012
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Grab a morning coffee and take a stroll as you enjoy the peaceful ambiance, or spend a weekend afternoon buying picnic goodies from Chelsea Market before heading up to scope the gardens and the view. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · April 22, 2012
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  • Anna D.

    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.

    Anna D. · June 24, 2010
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  • Laughing Squid

    Try to walk the full length, it's one of the most unique city parks in the US.

    Laughing Squid · August 12, 2011
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  • Albert C.

    Had a great time hanging with friends at night, area under the Standard Hotel is great for breezy seating

    Albert C. · August 17, 2009
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  • La Belle Nuage

    If you're trying to find The High Line "Park" and suffer from occasional blonde moments. Don't look for an actual "Park" Look up! Scored the Bravo Andy Cohen badge here.

    La Belle Nuage · October 11, 2011
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  • Wendy H.

    My favorite place to hang out in NYC! When you are done on the High Line walk toward the water and then cruise downtown thru Hudson River Park. Amazing at sunset- the water shimmers!

    Wendy H. · May 23, 2010
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