The High Line is one of Manhattan’s West Side hidden gem and is growing popular every day, it was completed in 2014. A disused historic freight rail line, elevated some 30ft above street level and dating back to 1934 has been transformed into a park, owned by the City of New York and cared for by the Friends of the High Line. www.thehighline.org
We first heard about the High Line from close friends who praise this incredible stretch highly and insist it be a must visit on our summer holiday. So we popped it down on our list of things to do and I’m really pleased we did.
It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District www.meatpacking-district.com/neighborhood to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues for 1.45 miles so that’s about a comfortable 30 minutes stroll, start to finish, for us savouring the sites it took a good 90 minutes taking in the views of this incredible neighbourhood as we sat and chatted along this wonderful line of calm. It was great to be somewhere pleasant and still be part of this wonderful vibrant city.