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Review of The High Line

The High Line
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 1,204 things to do in New York City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. The park features lush horticulture, artworks, seasonal food vendors, community programming, and unique views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. The High Line runs between Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line’s annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Please note that the High Line's hours vary by season: Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 April 2018

While the High Line attracts a very large number of visitors, almost all of whom seem to be tourists, as a native New Yorker I must say that there are much more interesting places to walk, that provide a lot more to actually see. The High Line is a very sequestered path on the site of the abandoned New York Central Railroad's West Side line. Aside from this gimmick it offers very little. I am also of the opinion that it's not actually a site that New York should be proud of, considering the countless businesses that were displaced and run out of existence to create it. Go to Central Park instead.

Thank dg2727
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We walked this North to South, stopped for a few pictures and a sit down and it took around an hour.
Due to the cold climate there wasn’t much of a ‘park’ feel to it as the trees were leaf-less and there were no blossoms on the plants.
It was great to get away from the busyness of the city streets, having to stop at every street for traffic can get a little annoying in the city.
I found it a really interesting concept and it’s great they have made use of an area which wasn’t being utilised. I just think maybe it would be a better visit in the warmer climate when there’s plants/flowers/trees.
Glad I did it. And if I lived in the city I would use this as an alternative route if I needed to walk this area every day to avoid traffic, but as a tourist I think once is enough.

Thank Minibun
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This has got to be the coolest thing in NYC. Start at the beginning and walk the entire length. It's not that long and the sites are amazing. You're walking 'through' buildings and through neighborhoods on an old railroad track. You can stop and rest at numerous locations and get food at the end at the Chelsea Market.

Thank Ginger M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were very lucky to have some amazing sunny weather in our visit to NYC in February. The highline is not to be missed and it’s best see in late afternoon near sunset. I think everyone else was visiting the same time so it can get a bit crowed in parts, but still work a visit. There are some interesting shops here too. After, we stopped for a brew at the Standard

Thank MBLACK65
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Obviously not at it's best as late winter mean minimal green plants. But a great walk nonetheless. Liked the fact you were able the traffic and could see down on NYC.

Thank Allen P
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