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The High Line

Washington St. New York, NY 10014 | Meatpacking District | 212-206-9922

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The High Line is that rare phenomenon of Manhattan landmarks—one beloved by locals and tourists alike. A pretty remarkable feat of urban reclamation, the west side's abandoned elevated railroad was transformed into the whimsical "park in the sky" in 2011. Still only two-thirds complete, the walkway stretches along Tenth Avenue from Ganesvoort Street to West 30th a couple avenues behind Penn Station. A wide variety of plant life, interactive public art pieces, and still-exposed track line the walkway. Exit for shopping in the cobblestone-lined streets of the Meatpacking District or quaint cafes in Chelsea.


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  • Fork in the Road: Photo Essay
    Last week, food returned to the High Line for the fourth season; we moseyed over for a leisurely look, and found many familiar bites: frozen paletas from Fany Gerson's La Newyorkina, ice...
  • Fork in the Road: Our 10 Best
    Sometimes our hunger can't be contained within mere brick and mortar, and so we set out in search of the city's many courtyards, patios, gardens, terraces, and rooftops, looking for a place...
  • Fork in the Road: Artisans
    Between the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder, the varroa mites, and various pesticides, fungicides, viruses, and other problems plaguing honeybee populations around the world, keeping an...
  • Fork in the Road: Artisans
    At the High Line, fancy soda goes beyond your grandma's cherry-lime rickey. The park's first soda bar opens today at West 15th Street, and it features locally made, creatively concocted...
  • Fork in the Road: Events
    So you're back from spending the first official weekend of summer in the Hamptons/Rockaways/Jersey Shore, and you're trying to cope with your awkward sunburn. Here's a look at some fun food...
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    Friday, May 17 Sweet Leaf Tea's Be Sweet New York Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company's "Be Sweet...
  • Fork in the Road: Culinary Stunts
    From the top, it looks almost like a regular BLT. I was lingering by Northern Spy's pop-up on the Highline trying to decide what to get. The egg biscuit or the BLT? Having never tried...
  • Fork in the Road: Taste Test
    The pizzas from Roberta's (this one called Speckenwulf) were up to snuff. The latest addition to the Highline, if we can believe the hype, is a pop-up market called Urbanspace Meatpacking...
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  • Fork in the Road: Taste Test
    6. Tacos de Hongos at the Taco Truck -- Mushroom tacos, heaped with pickled purple onions and quite spicy, are a vegetarian delight. At $5.50 for the pair, they're also relatively...
  • Fork in the Road: Under the Toque
    Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding his empire and his set to open ABC Cocina this fall. "We will have paella, croquettas, a lot of small plates,'' Vongerichten told Grub Street. [Grub...
  • Voice Choices:
    Built in the 1930s to take freight trains out of the West Side of Manhattan, the High Line hasn't seen a locomotive since 1980 but, through the untiring efforts of Friends of the High Line,...
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    In the 1960s, Fluxus shook the art world by defying convention with radical performance pieces. Today, artist Alison Knowles will channel her Fluxus know-how by preparing a comically...
  • Voice Choices:
    If you haven't stopped by the High Line yet to take in the new second section of the elevated park, David Byrne is giving you a good reason to come out. His new installation, "Tight Spot,"...

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The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.

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