The High Line

This weekend Maya and I had a special Mummy and Maya only outing to the High Line – we met up with friends from Playgroup and had an awesome time exploring this history rich masterpiece together. It was a first time for all of us walking the High Line and we were all so impressed – it won’t be the last. It is now on my official “Must Do” list for those coming to New York City.

I won’t go into depth of the history of the High Line, as you can read it all here, but briefly for those not familiar with the structure, it is an old raised train line that was no longer used, and then instead of being demolished the “Friends of the High Line” petitioned for it to become a park. It is now a mile long public park. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, running from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street.

We entered the High Line at 18th Street which is the beginning of the recently opened second section. I have to say, I was really excited to explore the High Line, and I was not disappointed, it is brilliant. The architecture, along with the gardens, and the views, oh my goodness, the views, make the High Line so very impressive. The whole while we were marveling at the juxtapositions of old and new. I doubt they could have done a better job at turning an abandoned train track into a stunning garden walkway. The High Line was very well done – something for New York City to be proud off.

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  1. I love that the community petitioned to have this space and now the community get to share in such a stimulating and meaningful public space – with such history! It looks like a lot of effort went into the re-use of the space and I am definitely putting it on my list of things to do if (or when, I should say!), we make it to NY!!!!

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