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High Line

519 West 23rd Street
New YorkNew York  10011
Category: Attractions
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New York City High Line Park

The High Line is a public park on a converted historic freight rail line, elevated above the streets of Manhattan's West Side. Stretching 1.45 miles from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th, the High Line is an extraordinary green space with gorgeous gardens, indigenous flowers, shade trees, walking paths, and public art. The park also hosts regular concerts, art shows, film screenings, and guided tours. It's the best place in town to watch the sunset, or take in the stars at nightfall with friends or someone you love.



Daily, 7:00am - 11:00pm


Open to the Public


  • Stargazing on the High Line
  • High Line Art with Cecelia Alemani
  • Tree Tour of the High Line
  • Rail Yard Weekends - Guided Walking Tours


  • Picnics
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Private Group Tours
  • Film Screenings
  • Art Exhibits
  • Private Parties & Events

How High Line came about in 2009

A historic freight line built in the 1930s above Manhattan's West Side, the High Line ran trains until 1980. After years of neglect, Friends of the High Line formed in 1999 and saved the historic structure from demolition. Finally gaining the City’s support in 2002, the High Line came to life. Its first section, from Gansevoort Street to West 20th, opened in 2009 after 7 years of carefully designed landscaping, construction, and guidance from community supporters. The second section, West 20th Street to West 30th, opened in spring of 2011, while the final stretch is slated for 2014.

Park Rules

To preserve the beauty and natural wonder of the park, the High Line does not allow dogs, and prohibits the following:
  • Walking on rail tracks, gravel, or plants
  • Picking flowers or plants
  • Sitting on railings or climbing on the High Line
  • Use of bicycles, skateboards, skates, or recreational scooters
  • Amplified sound, except by permit
  • Littering
  • Obstructing entrances or paths
  • Drinking alcohol, except by permit
  • Feeding birds or squirrels
  • Dogs


Are there events that take place on the High Line?

The High Line offers a variety fun and free public events including tours, concerts, live performances, lectures, film screenings, art exhibits, and public art projects. Picnics are also a common sight, offering visitors a cozy, urban garden setting above the bustle of NYC.

Does the High Line feature guided walking tours?

The High Line offers free, hour-long walking tours on Tuesdays at 6:30pm during the spring, summer, and fall, educating visitors about the park's history, design, public artworks, and horticulture. Private group tours are also available by reservation.


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