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The New York City High Line is a 1.5 mile Rail-Trail on the west side of Manhattan. In 1999, neighborhood residents saved this elevated historic railroad from demolition and converted it into a public park with landscaping and art exhibits along a concrete walkway. It first opened to the public in 2009.
From 1934 to 1980, this rail line carried meat to the Meatpacking District in New York. Today the park extends from 34th Street to Gansevoort Street. The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation opened phase 4 near the new Hudson Yards in June of 2019.
I’d previously walked the High Line with some friends from France. You can read that post here. The sculptures that were on display in 2016 have since been replaced with new works of art.
In town for my husband’s marathon run, I picked up the High Line behind The Vessel in Hudson Yards and walked it until the end. Though I miss the creepy sleepwalker from 2016, the new exhibits are quite nice.
Location: Gansevoort & Washington Streets to 34th st & 12th Ave
Designation: City Park
Date designated or established: 2009
Date of my visit: 11/03/2019