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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The High Line

The High Line
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Ranked #9 of 1,077 things to do in New York City
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We enjoyed walking this historic piece of railway with its showing of interesting building architecture and views. It was early spring so not much in flower one could visualise how attractive it must be in spring/summer. Even so there were many walkers enjoying the open space and using the seating.
Good access to the nearby Chelsea market.

Visited April 2014
2 Thank Don M
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“A must visit for healthy people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

This was my 4th visit to High Line park on NYC's west side. This is an elevated park 50' above the ground, 50' wide, a mile long, with lots of green landscaping. One can spend hours walking or just sitting enjoying the outdoors. High Line park is a must experience facility in NYC. More of this park is under construction on the North end. It is within walking distance of NY Penn Station on W 30th St with access at 10th Ave.

This visit was on a Saturday and there was a crush of people, a weekday visit is a better time. The only access available was stairs, non of the elevators were working.

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Take a walk on the tracks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

The high line is a linear park built on an abandoned elevated rail line. We walked from 16th Street to 30th Street. The park provides a quirky and eclectic view of the city the walk way passes individual apartment windows and residents have reacted with a mix of interesting displays capitalising on the unexpected audience. We've visited New York many times over the last 25 years and the High Line is a great addition to the cities attractions.

Visited December 2013
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“Nice relaxing walk and great photo ops”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Always wanted to see the Highline and wasn't disappointed. The walk is very relaxing even though the vendors are all over priced. The plants are abundant and varied. It is so nice to see the old rail line being made into something so beautiful. Will visit again, hopefully when it is not raining.

Visited June 2014
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“A "must see" when visiting Manhatten”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

The High Line in lower Manhatten is very rapidly becoming a favorite attraction in NYC as evidenced by the huge crowds of tourists and natives alike. The project is about 8 years old now and is a reclaimed railroad spur transformed into a beautiful park in the former meat packing district. It's an great example of adaptive reuse leading to the gentrification of a neighborhood. When I first visited the High Line 6 years ago the buildout wasn't complete and the plantings were thin and not fully grown out. Moreover, the neighborhood, while becoming trendy, wasn't where it needed to be. To my surprise and delight, the park has transformed the neighborhood around it (it's currently one of the hottest in the city) and the park has "grown up" beautifully with gorgeous plants everywhere and the use of recyclable materials in evidence-a true win-win for the city and tourists! The city is currently in the process of expanding it a bit farther northwest (from 30-35th streets)since it's become so popular. The views afforded while walking on the High Line are great-almost intimate in a sense, since one is very close to residential housing and hotels and the nearby shops and restaurants are excellent. The meat packing district has become world class and made very tourist friendly in certain areas where cars are not allowed creating a plaza effect similar to European cities. Be sure to bring your camera since the entire park is highly photogenic. An absolute must see when visiting NYC!!

Visited June 2014
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