I’ve heard a lot about The High Line for years but only recently got the opportunity to visit this lovely lofty park. The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It was founded in 1999 by community residents. The 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 visitors.
I wanted to share some images that I took on my recent visit. When we were there we were lucky enough to have a lovely late Spring Saturday to enjoy the views with. The park was very busy that day with many locals and tourists from around the world.
A flower garden on the High Line.
Sarah Sze, Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat). Visit The High Line’s website for more info.
French Street Art Star JR’s Enormous New High Line Mural. Visit Blouin Art Info for more details.
What is The High Line Zoo – A Project by Betten, Bae and Braunstein
If you are in New York visiting or live there and just have visited The High Line yet I highly recommend it!