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Created 25-Jan-15
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The High Line is a linear urban park reclaimed from an abandoned elevated spur rail line that formerly served warehouses and other industries along the Hudson waterfront in New York City. The park extends 1.5 miles (one way) from Washington and Gansevoort Streets in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street (beside the Megabus dropoff at the John Javitts Convention Center). Many of the old railway tracks and switches are still there. Boardwalk, seating and outdoor theater spaces have been added, along with landscaping plants. There is a program of changing outdoor art installations. In addition, independent installations, murals, etc., pop up along suitable walls and surfaces to be visible from the High Line. It has become a destination beloved of both New Yorkers and out-of-towners. On our visit one below freezing January morning we encountered a few guided tours of foreign tourists here and at the adjacent Chelsea Market, each in color-cordinated scarves wrapped up against the cold northwest wind blowing off the Hudson.
Meatpacking District, Gansevoort and 11th Ave, NYCBeginning of High Line at Gansevoort St, NYCJulia stands in steam vent for warmth, High Line, NYCThe Standard, High Line, Meatpacking District, NYCThe new Whitney Museum of American Art, Meatpacking District, NYCLooking east on 14th St from High Line, NYCChelsea Market, from High Line, NYCChelsea market and bridge from High Line, NYCIAC building (Frank Gehry design), High Line, NYCChelsea warehouses, High Line, NYCMystery Chelsea Brownstone apartment, High Line, NYCCold morning, High Line, NYCWater towers, High Line, NYCWarehouse buildings, High Line, NYCEd Ruscha mural, High Line, NYCEd Ruscha caption, High Line, NYCUrban Rattle, Charles Hewitt, from High Line, NYCUrban Rattle, Charles Hewitt, from High Line, NYCWestside rooftops, High Line, NYCArcheo: Logo to Me and the Others Breathing, Antoine Catala

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