On my last trip to NYC, while attending a portfolio review at the NYCFotoworks event, I had the pleasure to spend two evenings at the highline park located between the Garment district and Chelsea district in NYC.
Built on an former elevated rail line above the streets of Manhattan, the park was founded in 1999 by the Friends of the High Line. This group of residents fought to maintain the structure when it was under the threat of demolition. Later, they worked with the city of New York to make sure the High Line is maintained as a extraordinary public space for residents and tourists to enjoy.
Along the highline, one can enjoy beautiful examples of public art, like the High Line zoo and several murals created by the Inside Out collective. It’s a great place for contemporary architecture and the park itself is a brilliant example of landscaping in a urban environment. Whether you’re in NYC shopping in the garment district and Chelsea’s Market or eating in the neighborhood, the Highline is the perfect place to enjoy a good evening chatting, flirting and enjoying the beautiful view over midtown.
The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.
Day view of the High Line path and HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari
details of nearby buildings and view of HL23 building at 22 second streets seating steps /people seating at 22 second streets seating steps
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