NYC III: The High Line

I was really excited to check out the High Line when I was in NY.  The High Line is a new elevated public park that is built around a historic rail line located in Manhattan’s West side.  The rail line was built in the 1930s as a way to move heavy freight traffic away from busy Manhattan streets. Friends of the High Line worked to preserve this rail line and have turned it into a beautiful place to relax. I love how this well-designed relaxing park  sits in the middle of a crowd of tall buildings. Here are some photos of the High Line:

High Line - NYC

High Line - NYC

Stairway to the High Line

Stairway to the High Line

Garden among the railroad tracks

Garden among the railroad tracks

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Look! They even have park rangers at the High Line. That roller blader to the right was yelled at after I took this picture. haha

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Relaxing at High Line

Relaxing at High Line

I tried to get a seat in one of these seats but every seat was taken. It looked like people were just camping out on the High Line and soaking up the sun.

View from the High Line

View from the High Line

DSC_0104Those are condos located to the right of this little garden. How amazing would it be to take a walk on the High Line every morning!

DSC_0105You can even sit here during your lunch break and people watch. In this picture, you can see the metal railings that was kept in the construction to be consistent with the railway.

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It’s beautiful there and the design is so modern. I definitely want to go back the next time I’m in NYC. You can check out this website for more info on the High Line and to find the entrance locations: http://www.thehighline.org/ It’s a great place to take a nice relaxing stroll and get some really great views of Manhattan. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to check it out!

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