New York City is ever changing. Street names are changed to honor heroes, Old tenement housing is replaced by eye-catching glass & steel towers, and then you have the High Line...an abandoned elevated train track converted into miles of gorgeous park land.
There's nothing more peaceful and pleasant than finding a quiet space among trees and flowers tucked away in the middle of the bustling city. But the High Line is more than that, it's a brilliant example of how to transform something that's outlived its usefulness and is being wasted, into something that adds joy to the lives of those around it.
The High Line is one of our favorite places in the city, and here's what you can see and do there...
L, A, C or E trains to 14th Street & 8th Avenue.
(Make a left on 8th, a right onto 13th street than a left on to Gansevoort Street then keep walking.)
Take the M11 or M14 to 9th Ave or the M23 or M34 Bus to 10th Ave.
The High Line gets about five million visitors a year. Its a very popular place!
The High Line was created in three phases. Construction started in 2006 and was completed in September of 2014. Phase One and Two cost $152 million. The final phase came in at around $45 million.
The High Line is a public park owned by the City of New York, however the Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line's annual budget. The park is also maintained and operated by the Friends of the High Line in conjunction with the Parks Department.
Venue Visit on 6/15/2015 by Lainey