High Line - park, is in Manhattan and located at the level of 10 meters from the ground.
The park is divided into the territory of the former railway line which was closed in 1980. Initially it served for cargo transportation that heavily polluted nearby territory, but eventually fell into disrepair. Rails and the bridge threatened to collapse. After a long trial, the park was opened in 2009, and 50 million dollars was allocated for its construction. Today it has a length of 2.33 km. Its very location and construction is unique and you won't find such place anywhere else in the world. It is situated on the bridge and goes along the railway road. One of the innovations of the park is that the flowers and trees grow on their self-seeding. Park keepers only look after it doing some trimming. After the conversion of the railway into the park, there were changes in the nearby neighborhoods. Hotels and galleries appeared Instead of factories. The Park can also be visited by people with disabilities, and 9 entrances of which are equipped to meet their needs. If you get hungry or tired, there is a café on-site (open in summer), benches, chairs, trays with souvenirs. Dog walking is prohibited. Entrance to the park is free.
Address: btwn Gansevoort & W 30th St, New York
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Great walk!!!
Kevin K , San Diego, California, 2015-05-18
This is great park that used to be an above ground subway line. A thing you can do in NYC if you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving the city. Either start at 34th/10th... read full review
Beautiful walk
Karen H , Montville, New Jersey, 2015-05-15
I visited the High Line on a beautiful spring day. Trees and flowers were starting to bloom. It was very enjoyable. There is a lot of art either on the High Line or on buildings visible from the... read full review
Taking the High Road
BuffBadger , Chicago, Illinois, 2015-05-11
Despite there is still foot traffic on the High Line you'll get an amazing perspective of Manhattan and the Hudson River a couple of stories above street level. Start at 34th and walk down to... read full review
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