The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 06/03/2014
Photo: Julienne Schaer
Since the opening of its first section in 2009, the High Line has become a destination for sunbathing, sightseeing, snacking and viewing innovative art. Now the elevated park spans from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District through the length of Chelsea's iconic gallery district, up to West 30th Street. A final extension, the High Line at the Rail Yards, is under construction (it should finish by the end of 2014) and will take the park up to 34th Street, on the edge of Hell's Kitchen. Although relatively new, it has already proven to be a creative catalyst; over the past few years attractions below the High Line have included an interactive inflatable park, a roller rink and beer gardens. This summer, visitors can enjoy a bevy of vendors on the park itself, with food, beverages and treats from the likes of La Newyorkina, Blue Bottle Coffee, Melt Bakery and the Taco Truck.
Every day, visitors stroll the High Line, basking in waterfront views and gazing down at the blocks below. Though one can easily while away a sunny afternoon here, the neighborhood offerings don't stop when you hit street level. Lace up those walking shoes; we've detailed the best dining, shopping and sightseeing surrounding each of the park's exits.