High Line

Park
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 500-6035
Monday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday
7:00am - 10:00pm

Tips

  • The best place to remember why you love Manhattan takes you above the city while keeping you rooted in urban life. Walk through a field of wildflowers as cabs zoom along the street beneath you.
  • Built in the 30s, this was an active railway until 1980. "Friends of the High Line" formed in 1999 with the idea of turning it into an elevated park similar to the Promenade Plante in Paris.
  • Did you know the new Whitney Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is to be located at the southern tip of the High Line? (Image credit: Renzo Piano Building, whitney.org)
  • Did you know? Decades ago, the High Line continued farther south, through factories and warehouses, to St. Johns Park Terminal, at Spring Street.
  • An indie park, an anti-campus. Chelsea boys, JDaters, and pretty women, dressed in rompers, promenade in front of people-watchers, perched like fashion editors on wooden benches.
  • The Spears Building on West 22nd Street featured loading docks that led right onto the High Line. Those docks now help support the 22nd Street Seating Steps in the park's second section.
  • Walk the whole thing (sunset = best). If its night time, look for the exhibitionists Doing Their Thing in the windows of the Standard Hotel. Sit in sunken mini-theater (you'll know it when you see it)
  • Explore the architecture and art installations of this former elevated railway, or simply wile away an afternoon on one of the wooden lounge chairs. Stay for sunset, the views are gorgeous!
  • Walk the High Line! Stunning view on the skyline in Meetpacking District and Chelsea.
  • Girls happened here. Have you ever come here with, like, a book, and some friends? Marnie and Booth Jonathan venture to the High Line entrance after an art opening.
  • I lived in meatpacking in the 80's so I always get nostalgic looking down at my old stomping ground & how it's evolved into a beautiful hub of fashion & fine dining. - Mike Ruiz, The A-List: New York
  • The Highline is definitely a must-see in New York! The park can be very crowded on weekends, our advice: check it out at night before it closes, you're going to have the whole park for yourself!
  • Looking for laughs? Walk by the Standard hotel and look up, those are all-window bathrooms. Butts, everywhere.
  • watch the exhibitionists at the standard hotel
  • Did you know there's still a section of the High Line that's still abandoned? We can't officially tell you how to break in but you can read about it and see photos here:
  • See all those streets below you, from the teens up to the high 20s? They're lined with art-filled galleries, all of them free. Head down to street level and duck in to any that catch your attention.
  • It's an urbanites playground planted with flowers and grasses, offering walkers a panorama of the bustle below that makes the park simultaneously removed from the city and an inextricable part of it.
  • The High Line, in addition to being a magnificent park, is also a outdoor gallery featuring several works of temporary public art throughout the year. As you walk, look for art all around you!
  • Tony wandered around this park in the sky. As seen on Travel Channels The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
  • The best place to remember why you love Manhattan takes you above the city while keeping you rooted in urban life: Walk through a field of wildflowers as cabs zoom along the street beneath you.

Nearby places

75 9th Ave (btwn W 15th & W 16th St)
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St)
848 Washington St (btwn Little W 12th & W 13th St)