Sky High at the High Line

2015 NYC-67It’s kind of crazy that one of the coolest places we visited in New York City didn’t even exist last time I was there. The High Line used to be a historic freight train line, and after that line was discontinued, preservationists began to look at a new use for the space — a public park. The first section opened to the public in 2009, and the last section opened in 2014.

It’s a very unique park — more of a walking path really — but offers beautiful views overlooking the West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. We entered the park next to a cool public art project — a massive lego sculpture that anyone could contribute to! Everywhere you look there are colorful murals and pieces of public art, gorgeous little gardens and interesting architectural designs. It’s a very hip little park! After we walked the length of the park we wandered through a cute market at the end, and then down into Chelsea.

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Near the High Line is the super cute indoor Chelsea Market! I didn’t take many photos because it was really crowded, but here’s a little sample of the adorableness:

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Which photo is your favorite? Share with us below!

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8 Responses to “Sky High at the High Line”

  1. Van (@snowintromso) November 10, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    That’s such a cool place! Love the picture of the street art with Albert Einstein most!
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    • Andrea November 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

      It is such an interesting place! Have you been? All the art just adds to the atmosphere of being a hip place 🙂

  2. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders November 10, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    We visited the High Line last time we were in NYC, and it was so much fun! It’s such a unique part of the city! It looks like y’all had a beautiful day for exploring, and I love all of the street art!
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    • Andrea November 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

      It is fun, a very nice place for a walk 🙂 I loved seeing all the street art, so cool. The weather was weird, hot and humid and alternating gray skies and blue skies, but at least it didn’t rain on us 🙂

  3. Ruth - Tanama Tales November 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    It wasn’t there when I visited either. Now, everybody talks about it. Looking at your pictures, I can understand why the place is so popular. Love the mix of nature, art and color.
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    • Andrea November 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

      I know, I had never even heard of it until we started planning this trip! It’s definitely a cool place to take a stroll — the design is very intentional, combining nature and art and design, just like you said. I was so impressed!

  4. Courtney {Alkeks Abroad} November 14, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    I love the photo of the flowers at the market and the Einstein one.
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    • Andrea November 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

      The Einstein is my favorite too! It’s a good daily reminder 🙂

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