The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 05/08/2013
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 to West 34th Street in Midtown and stretches over Chelsea's iconic gallery district and 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, Sigmund's Pretzels 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.