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The High Line

The High Line

West 20th St and 10th Ave New York, NY,

Average Rating: 3.6 (10 ratings)

The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets. Sections 1 and 2 of the High Line (from Gansevoort to W 30th Street) are open as a public park, owned by the City of New York and operated under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Friends of the High Line is the conservancy charged with raising private funds for the park and overseeing its maintenance and operations, pursuant to an agreement with the Parks Department. The High Line is a mile-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen. It features an integrated landscape, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, combining meandering concrete pathways with naturalistic plantings. Fixed and movable seating, lighting, and special features are also included in the park. On occasion, Imagination Playground-in-a-box equipment is provided for kids in the park. Access points from street level are located every two to three blocks. Many of these access points include elevators (17th, 23rd, and 30th Streets), and all will include stairs. http://www.thehighline.org

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James Harris over 7 years ago

Great urban park

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Jason Cooper almost 8 years ago

A really nice place.

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