My love affair with New York continues as I just found out during my recent trip there. With each visit I try to stay in a different area and try to do and see something totally different. There is just so much that it is impossible to take everything in with just one visit. That’s my excuse for why I keep going back. Besides the fabulous fashions and Broadway shows, I enjoy looking at the abundant architecture, the impressive interiors of both restaurant and hotel design and of course, the city parks. Best of all, the city parks are free and give my wallet a much needed rest. During this trip, I checked out The High Line Park which a NYC couple highly recommended I “must see” during my last visit in September.
The High Line Park is a one mile long linear park perched on an old elevated railway in Manhattan’s lower west side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking district running north up to 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue. This recycled railway turned into an urban park is just one of the many reasons why I love New York so much. Walking through the park you feel as though you are part of history and can imagine trains running through delivering goods where you are now walking enjoying the greenery and gelato. It is a great example of repurposing the old while preserving a bit of history. These parks are what make the concrete jungle look and feel a little less concrete.
The third and final section of the High Line is set to open next year continuing from 30th Street to 34th Street and between 11th and 12th Avenue. I am looking forward to seeing what they do with the final phase of the park. It will have to wait for now but at least I have my photos.
Here are just a few of the pictures taken from the High Line Park. Hope you enjoy!
History of The High Line
Walking Path incorporating old railroad tracks in design
The Standard Hotel straddling The High Line @ 13 Street
These 3 Art Sculptures are part of the Busted series. There is a group exhibition of 10 sculptures in total installed throughout The High Line.
One of the many seating areas. This view is looking onto 10th Avenue.
Chelsea Market Passage where you can cool off and grab a gelato or snacks. You can see the old railroad tracks to the right in this picture.