The High Line Highlights
Be Inspired on a leisurely stroll along The High Line, an old elevated railway built in the 1930's, 30 feet in the air in Manhattan, repurposed into a fabulously surprising and unusual urban park and green space. It is said that the inspiration for this project was a similar park in Paris, the 3 mile long Promenade Plantee, in the 12th Arrondissement. The High Line elevated park runs from Gansevoort Street north to 30th Street. Two sections of the elevated park have been opened, the first in 2009 and the second in 2011, with another section slated to be opened later this year. The elevated park has nine entrances which allow access from 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Join one of the free walking tours or for an Off the Beaten Path suggestion- there are stargazing events at the elevated park every Tuesday!
The beautiful plantings, in full bloom now, are planted between and along the old elevated railway tracks. Built in benches, rolling lounge chairs with river views, and surprising vistas from the elevated parkmake it the perfect place for a stroll and an ice cream cone. There are also art installations along the High Line and other cultural offerings. There are many, many restaurants and food vendors along the High Line making it a great spot for lunch or dinner or an afternoon cocktail at the High Line's own cafe', the Terroir at the Porch, located at W. 15th Street. Terroir features artisanal wines and beers, many from New York State, and unparalleled views of the Hudson River.
The neighborhoods surrounding the tracks have enjoyed a renaissance. Some of the High Line food vendors include Blue Bottle Coffee (Love this- cups, lids, and even coffee filters are compostable!), Delaney Barbecue’s SmokeLine, (great pie), La Newyorkina, L’Arte del Gelato, Melt Bakery (famous for its ice cream sandwiches), People’s Pops, The Taco Truck, and Brooklyn Soda Works.
Some highlights near the High Line include (but, there are many, many more. After all, this is NYC):
1. The Biergarten at The Standard-located directly under the elevated park, almost like you are in Munich!
2. The Frying Pan-a floating bar at Pier 66.
3. Chelsea Piers-a recreational facility located on the Hudson River - Bowling, golf, ice hockey, wall climbing and are just some of the many activities.
4. Chelsea Market-The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a go to spot for foodies.
5. Standard Hotel-Rooftop bar for views of the City.
Now, check out what to wear for your stroll along the High Line in NYC.
JCrew Watercolor ikat short
Tibi silk crepe de chine camisole
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