If you’ve been to New York City once, you’ve probably seen the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Central Park. You may have toured the Met or the Natural History museum. And hopefully you shopped in at least one great New York City store – Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, FAO Schwarz. But here’s an attraction you may not have explored. It’s not flashy, and there won’t be a line, but tourists and residents alike agree it’s a shining example of what’s so great about this City in the first place.
High Line Park exists on an abandoned railway elevated a couple stories above the city streets. You can even sit and literally watch the world go by beneath you in amphitheater-like seating in at least one of the park’s rest areas. Throughout you’ll find cement walkways that blend in artistically with the natural, rambling growth.
High Line stands proudly on Manhattan’s west side from Gansevoort to 34th between 10th and 11th. You’ll find access points via stairs (and often, elevators) every couple of blocks in that area.
We do a lot of New York City educational student tours around here, and groups don’t often fit in out-of-the-way parks like this one. But it’s a nice place to know about, don’t you think? If your group needs a place to lunch between big attractions or you just have some time to explore, High Line Park might be the perfect place to do it.
Photo by notladj on Flickr.