September 18, 2020
The High Line is a grand example of New York ingenuity. Formerly an abandoned freight rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is now one of NYC’s most popular parks offering scenic views that no other green space can provide.
Currently the High Line is only open between from Gansevoort Street to 30th Street. All visitors must enter at the corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, or at 23rd Street, and move northward. One-directional movement is in place to allow for social distancing on narrow paths and stairs.
About the High Line
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design. We always recommend a visit to the High Line when you’re in New York, you get to see the city from a whole new perspective
After walking the High Line, visit Chelsea Market, an indoor marketplace renowned for its wide variety of eateries and shops.
Or why not head to Hudson River Park?
This strip of waterfront park stretches from Battery Park to 59th Street, allowing you to walk, bike or skate while looking at the Hudson River and New Jersey. There are flowers, benches, piers and lots of programs—including youth sports and kayak rides in the river.
Don’t forget to pay a visit to Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards is one of New York’s newest areas to explore! With shops now open, you can pick up some treats for yourself! The Vessel is also now open and we highly recommend a visit (book your tickets in advance!) The Vessel is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs (that’s almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings) The vertical climb offers remarkable views of the city, the river and beyond so make sure it’s on your list!