The High Line Tourist Attraction

The High Line

The High Line Park is a unique place in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The Park Avenue is located at an altitude of 10 meters above the ground on the former line of the New York train. It stretches from Gansevoort to the 34th street. The elevated railroad appeared in the area in 1934. It went through neighborhoods, so as not to compete with the subway, from the 34th street down to the terminal at St. Johns Park in the Spring Street. At that time, it was a very promising project that allowed workers to easily reach factories and warehouses in that part of New York. In the mid-twentieth century, due to the growth of road transport the need for this line began to fall, and the last train went through it in 1980.

In the second half of the 90s, when the High Line was in a very poor condition, the city administration set out to demolish it, however, the organization of local activists created in 1999, proposed a project to turn the abandoned line into a pedestrian Park Avenue, which was subsequently endorsed by the new mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was present at the ceremony in April 2006 and marked the beginning of construction of the Park. First, the southern part of the High Line Park was opened in 2009, and in June 2011, the longest section, which is located between the 20th and 30th streets was opened too. The third line section, located between the 30th and 34th streets, as well was put into operation.

The Park Avenue, passing between the old houses of Chelsea, looks really unusual. Old railroad tracks were kept in some places. Trees and shrubs are planted along the Park, creating a unique landscape at the intersection of nature and industrial landscapes. It offers a great view of the Hudson and New Jersey, as well as Chelsea itself, which has turned into a contemporary art center with numerous art galleries, some of which are located right next to the Park. In addition, the Park often hosts various installations. You can meet different artists or rehearsing theatre troupes here. The Park has an excellent infrastructure: drinking fountains, toilets, deckchairs and more.

Open hours

Dec 1 - Mar 31: 7:00 – 19:00
Apr 1 - May 31: 7:00 – 22:00
June 1 - Sept 30: 7:00 – 23:00
Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 – 22:00

Contacts

Address:
New York, NY 10011, USA
Phone: +1 212-500-6035
Website: http://www.thehighline.org/
Coordinates:
40° 44′ 54″ N, 74° 0′ 18″ W

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