The High Line was built in the 1930s on Manhattan’s West Side, as part of a project that lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan’s largest industrial district. No trains had run on the High Line since 1980 so Friends of the High Line, a community based non profit group formed to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park. In 2002, The High Line south of 30th Street was donated and a team of architects and landscape designers created this innovative new public space built on a 1.45 mile long elevated rail structure, raised above the city streets, with views of the Hudson River and the city skyline.
It seems a little too good to be true that this is free, so see it before it changes! A very cool sense of space of literally walking on top of New York.
Tip: The website says you can enter on 34th and 11th…you can’t, go to 30th and 10th.