Friday, February 24, 2012

Must See in NYC - The High Line

This is the one of New York City's best parks because it saved a historic elevated freight rail line that used to have trains rumbling through the West Side. This park saved the line from being torn down in 1999. This not only saved a part of the city's history, but also gave Midtown on the West Side much needed public space. Community residents helped to transform an eyesore into a beautiful place to walk and take in the city's buildings and the Hudson River. Now one can just walk West and go up into the sky to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. No car traffic here just a nice place to walk, sit and take in sights like the Empire State Building. The park starts from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District and runs uptown to West 34Th Street, between 10Th & 11Th Avenues. Open everyday from 7am to 7pm it is a reason to get out of the Subway and walk from 14Th St to MSG and Penn Station. So go and take a camera, a sketch book or just your lunch and enjoy being surrounded by the city up in the sky.

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