Have you been to New York City’s High Line public park? The one-mile long elevated walkway and green area is one of the city’s newest, most beloved attractions, and with all of its food, cultural, and art-centric features, it’s no surprise how it got to be so popular. The High Line is one of the best uses of abandoned public space in the world, and has grown and improved immensely since its official unveiling as a public park in 2009.
If you’ve never been to the High Line before, there has never been a better time than now to check it out. Here’s why:
- Nature walks. If you’re looking for a way to inject some nature into your life without even leaving the city, the High Line is definitely the place you want to be. As one of the city’s premier green spaces, the High Line features a horticultural design that is world-renowned. The public park even offers free nature walks with High Line gardeners!
- Special programs and events at the High Line. The High Line organizes tons of events in the warmer months that involve food, community, youth, live art and musical performances, and more. There is always something to do and see at the High Line, one of New York’s most culturally rich public areas.
- Art, art, and more art! Not only does the High Line offer beautiful flora, walkways, and countless opportunities for shopping and dining – the public part has also begun to curate some truly wonderful pieces of art. The High Line Art Map is an excellent resource for finding all that the park has to offer during any given month. Right now, you can explore massive site-specific installations like Spencer Finch’s The River That Flows Both Ways, or Faith Ringgold’s incredible mural recreation of Groovin High. These are just some of the wonderful public art installations on display at the High Line right now.
What are your favorite things to explore at the High Line?