What used to be a railway that delivered goods across New York, the High Line is now a park filled with plants and flowers that grew when the trains stopped coming.
Trains ran across the High Line from 1934 to sometime in the 1980s. Over the years, interstate trucking grew and the use of the railway decreased. The last train to pass before it was fully abandoned, carried three carloads of frozen turkeys. It was not until 1999 that a group called, Friends of the High Line, worked to keep and repurpose the railway into a park. In 2003, they started with the project and in September 21, 2015, the third and last section of the park opened to the public.
They say to always look up, but sometimes there will unique things you’ll be able to see if you look down once in a while.
1. Appreciate Art
You could see art everywhere you look! Like this mural on this building’s wall and I think it’s 3-d printed model of New York City. The graffiti art almost look like it’s painted on the wall, but that’s just an illusion.
2. Fall In Love With Nature
We visited during springtime so the cherry blossoms were blooming! I was so happy to see them again at the High Line. My first time was at the United Nations’ HQ (read here).
3. Take Instagrammable Shots
This is one of the most IG-worthy places in New York, so take advantage of the park’s amazing architecture and your feed will thank you later!
4. Eat, eat and eat!
There were some food vendors on the High Line by West 15th street. We tried La Sonrisa’s Elote Empanada and it was so good! If empanada’s not your thing, don’t worry because there are a lot of stalls to choose from!
Looks so yummy!!
Yup! You read that right! Since it is a park, you could just lounge and relax. Just choose your view, whether it’s the view of the Hudson River or the Meatpacking District then relax your worries away!
I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on “5 Things To Do At The High Line”. I’d love to hear from you guys, talk to me at the comments section and tell me you’ve been to the High Line or if you’re planning to go any time soon!
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