Friends of the High Line

H is for High Line Park

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The High Line is one of those places that I probably wouldn’t have visited if it wasn’t for my other half. In all of the places we visited in NYC, I think this is the only thing that he put down on the list as wanting to do, oh and attending a baseball game.

I had never heard of the High Line and my husband’s description of what it was didn’t fill me with any sort of excitement either, “a walk on a train track” wasn’t the greatest description after all.IMG_5078

However, experiencing it was something completely different and we chose to walk it just as the sun was setting so we were able to view some magnificent views on our way around.

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy.

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

I didn’t manage to take many good photographs as we walked the High Line due to the darkness, and also by this time I was absolutely physically exhausted from all of the walking.

It isn’t widely publicised but it is a definite one to tick off the list if you are fortunate to visit the Big Apple in the future.

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