High Line Park is built along an old unused railway line in the west side of New York City. This unique park provides a different vantage point of the city including The Empire State Building and the Hudson River.
It is one good example of an urban landscape using limited areas to create a green space with benches, trees, flowers, shaded seats, viewing areas and the glass amphitheater windows at West 17th Street and 10th Avenue.
The High Line was opened in 1934 for freight trains and the last train was in 1980 carrying three carloads of frozen turkeys.
Here are some of the beautiful views of the park:
The 1.45-mile park is free. Currently only one mile is open to visitors and extension is underway from West 30th Street to Hudson Yards. We started our walk from the northern part on West 30th Street to Gansevoort Street.
If you are hungry or need to take a break, vendors are available on the Highline between West 17th and 15th Streets. Blue Bottle Coffee, Delaney Barbecue’s Smoke Line, L’Arte del Gelato, People’s Pops, The Taco Truck and Brooklyn Soda Works are some of the vendors found at the Highline when we visited. There is a Mexican artisanal frozen treats, La Newyorkina with unique tropical ingredients like lime and chili, avocado, mango and tamarind. Or take the stairs and walk to Chelsea Market on 16th Street and Ninth Avenue.
We were there on a Sunday afternoon. Though crowded there were lots of places to sit and enjoy the quiet scenes and greens. The special exhibit for the month was Faith Ringgold's Groovin' High.
Find out more by visiting www.thehighline.org