The High Line – Gorgeous, Elevated Park in New York City

Update: The second extension of the High Line opened in June 2011.  Now you can enjoy this park from the Meatpacking District all the way up to 30th street.

The High Line is one of the more unusual parks in New York City as it was built on a former, elevated freight rail line. Lately, every visit I make to NYC requires a walk along this gorgeous, well designed park near 10th avenue in Manhattan straddling midtown, Chelsea and the Meat Packing District.   Yesterday was my latest visit to the High Line.  It was nice to see the park in winter especially since there are fewer people around.

Normally, the park is crowded with sun worshippers or folks who enjoy walking or admiring the plants and trees. Another great reason to visit this park is for the architecture.  In recent years a number of new, modern or deconstructivist buildings have gone up in these trendy neighborhoods including the Standard Hotel and 245 Tenth Ave.

You can also see public art in the High Line. Yesterday, I met a photographer, Michael James Murray, who specializes in printing his images on metal plates.   Check out his work here.

Check out the park on your next visit to NYC.  It’s well worth it.

Fore more information on the The High Line, click here.

The High Line in Summer - June 2010

The High Line in Winter, March 2011


About Robert Kavalek

Robert Kavalek is a travel consultant who shares his love for traveling the world on theTRAVELER ( While his specialties are Paris, Mexico and "digital overload escapes", he can advise clients on any type of vacation. In addition, he writes about travel destinations and travel tips on his blog and Facebook page. Robert has visited 31 countries and territories and hopes to check out at least one new country every year. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
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3 Responses to The High Line – Gorgeous, Elevated Park in New York City

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  2. Laura says:

    This park is truly amazing. I’m bummed it didn’t open until after I left NYC, but now it’s just one more reason to visit!

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