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“Great start to our visit to New York”
Review of The High Line

The High Line
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
Ranked #13 of 1,149 things to do in New York City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. The park features lush horticulture, artworks, seasonal food vendors, community programming, and unique views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. The High Line runs between Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line’s annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Please note that the High Line's hours vary by season: Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We walked the highline on the first morning and it was a great way to start our visit to this fabulous city. I would recommend this as a lovely walk, with some great views and end it with a visit to Bubby's diner which is just at the end!

Thank McAllisterandCo
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed walking on this High Line. Definitely worth doing it! Don't forget to stop by the Chelsea Market at the middle of line.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The Highline is a park built on an elevated track line which was used for trains carrying food to lower Manhattan years ago. For a long time, it was just and eyesore. Now, it is the crowning centerpiece of Chelsea, one of Manhattan's most sophisticated neighborhoods. The park is designed for all seasons, Winter is quiet, with berries blooming on cold- weather bushes, and summer is crowded. Right west of the Highline, bet 16th and 25th sts at 10th ave, are all the galleries of Chelsea. Some of these places are old instisitutions that have filled the museums and are responsible for most of the modern art we know as famous. Admission is free and they never disappoint. Another thing I like to do from the Highline is visit the Chelsea Market at 16th street, get coffee and a gourmet cookie, and go back up to the park to enjoy the view.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

As my visits to the City are typically in freezing weather, I have walked parts of the High Line before, but never the whole thing. It's not a tiring walk by any means, but being elevated during the frigid days of January are not the best idea of fun! This time, visiting in May allowed me to enjoy the entire experience from beginning to end. As always, I loved seeing the sights from a higher perspective, but a late Spring also added to the views, with all of the plants and trees in bloom along the way. There were a few more tourists (ourselves included) than I've seen in the past, due to the beautiful weather, but there is plenty of space, with nice resting areas along the way to sit and observe the action below. Do not miss this quiet, green space in the middle of the concrete jungle!

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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This is a beautifully designed walkway, restored by a community who cares. Besides the blooming plants, one can see sights along Chelsea and the Hudson river. This is not just a well designed park that is nice to stroll along or sit around- the High Line has brought about a positive social impact to its surrounding environments- at the very least revitalizing the cafes and restaurants nearby. There is a positive energy in the park, and the people who are there.

Thank Lee C
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