The High Line

The newest way to see NYC, The High Line is a unique NYC park that was recently converted from an abandoned railroad to a lush new greenspace overlooking the Meatpacking District, the West Village and Hudson River. Spanning over 1.5 miles (with hopes of further expansion in the works) through the West Side of Manhattan, The High Line Park gives NYC tourists one more way to explore the Big Apple.

Why We Go: No matter what season you choose to visit New York, The High Line Park in Manhattan is a beautiful break from the traffic lights and speeding taxi cabs below. The High Line NY is perfect for NYC tourists looking for a relaxing stroll in Manhattan.

  • The Walk: Get a little exercise on the 1.5-mile NYC High Line as you take in a view of Manhattan from above, all the while enjoying a little bit of nature in New York.
  • The Views: On clear days, visitors to The High Line Park can see everything from the Hudson River and New Jersey, to the Empire State Building. Walk the entire NYC High Line to see what else you can experience on this new nature refuge in NYC.

Inside Knowledge: The High Line Park is an urban planning masterpiece, taking an abandoned railroad that was facing desctruction and turning it into one of the more unique parks in NYC. The railroad at The High Line remains, though looking a little shinier than it had in previous years.

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Do Wear Your Walking Shoes: You’ll want to wear your comfiest kicks when traversing the 1.5-mile High Line Park in Manhattan.
  • Do Prepare for the Elements: The High Line NY can be windy and cold in the winter, as well as quite balmy in the summer. We recommend checking the weather and bringing the essentials before your trip to The High Line.
  • Don’t Expect Peace and Quiet: The High Line NY has quickly become a hotspot for NYC tourists and natives alike. No matter the weather, The High Line Park can get quite busy, so do expect some crowds. (Hey, it’s New York – what did you expect?)
  • Don’t Forget to Look Down: For one of the coolest views you’ll find in New York City, remember to keep an eye to the streets below as you walk the NYC High Line.

Quick Facts

  • The High Line is a NYC park that was converted from an abandoned railroad.
  • Opened on June 8, 2009.
  • NYC High Line spans over 1.5 miles, and hopes to expand in the near future.

The High Line Information

Winter – 7am- 8pm; Summer – 7am- 11pm

When to Go:
Spring and Fall, early in the morning

Seasonal Information:
Open year-round

122 Gansevoort St, New York, US

Phone Number: 212.206.9922


About janetnyc real estate

Merging Artistic Aesthetics with Luxury Real Estate Expertise Janet Zola Cruz has an artistic philosophy when it comes to real estate, believing that a client’s “picture” of the perfect dream home has everything to do with their decision to buy it. She should know. Janet not only sells Manhattan luxury properties, but has a MFA in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, an Interior Design Degree from the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design and is pursuing professional certification in real estate finance and investment from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. Janet was born in Brooklyn but grew up on the island of Puerto Rico and developed a love of real estate from her father who was a contractor and investor in prime properties there and in Florida. Learning not only the skills of buying and selling properties, but how aesthetics play an integral part of consumer decision-making, her creative nature and keen business sense were the perfect marriage to propel her to success in New York. Janet has lived in New York--Long Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan--for over over 25 years. While pursuing her interests in the arts and in real estate, she founded her own freelance design company whose impressive client list included nationally-recognized companies in publishing, real estate and retail. Janet’s clients know her as an artistic soul with an extensive knowledge of Manhattan’s real estate industry. Buyers value her ability to interpret what in their “mind’s eye” and sellers consult with her on how to best stage their properties for optimum sales. View all posts by janetnyc real estate

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