Avoiding City Sprawl Using the High Line


After the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, the High Line is a next best destination in NYC. The defunct railroad is now a pedestrian walkway/park that runs between 30th and Gansvoort Street.

Mutti and I found a few moments yesterday to enter from the Meatpacking District to discover Section 1, which opened in 2009 and Section 2, which opened this past June.

The elevated freight tracks run 30 feet above Manhattan with fantastic views of the West Side and Hudson River. It’s been revitalized with curvy benches, a plethora of trees and tall grass and spacious green lawns.

With an ever-changing urban context, explorers can take scenic shots of modern skyscrapers side-by-side with gritty warehouses.

It is a whole other park that explores a different section of the city where the rail line has its own changing shape and character. As in the lower portion of the park, there is street access every few blocks.