The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 06/03/2014 [Updated 02/12/2016]
Photo: Julienne Schaer
Since the opening 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 34th Street and the under-construction Hudson Yards development on the edge of Hell's Kitchen. Visitors can also enjoy a bevy of vendors on the park itself, with food, beverages and treats from the likes of Blue Bottle Coffee, Melt Bakery and the L’Arte Del Gelato.
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.