NYC High Line – A Public Park in the Sky
The High Line, a public park, is built on an unused elevated 1930′s freight line that was destined to be demolished. Fortunately, in 1999, a group of community residents formed Friends of the High Line and fought for the preservation and transformation of the freight line and saved a part of New York City’s history.
§ The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side, between 10th and 11th Avenue. The south end starts at Gansevoort Street and continues north to West 30th Street. When it is all completed it will extend to West 34th Street. It is over 1 mile long.
§ The 1st section, between Gansevoort Street and West 20th Street was open to the public during the summer of 2009.
§ The 2nd section, between West 20th Street and West 30th Street was open to the public in June 2011.
§ The High Line park is free and open to the public from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily and is fully wheelchair accessible. No pets, no bikes.
§ Access to the High Line is possible from: Gansevoort, West 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 28th and 30th streets.
§ Elevators are available at: West 14th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Streets.
§ There is a free docent led tour every Tuesday between 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. starting at the 14th Street Passage. No reservation, first come first serve, so arrive at least 15 minutes early to secure a spot. It is a popular tour limited to 20 per docent. The day of our tour there were 2 docents. We arrived 30 minutes early and there were already many people waiting, some brought their dinner to eat while waiting.
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