I am continuing the View from the top New York edition with one of my favourite things I did whilst in New York for two weeks over the Christmas holidays, the Highline.
The Highline is a simple concept, it is an old disused railway that has been turned into a useable urban space. There are gardens, street art and most importantly spectacular views of New York City.
We entered the Highline on W23rd Street and straight away I was impressed how the space had been used. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, through to Chelsea. Two of the coolest neighbourhoods in New York.
Even though it was Christmas Eve when we visited it was still busy, after reading more about the Highline I found out it gets around 5 million visitors a year! I can see why, this urban space is so popular. It is beautifully presented with wild flowers but also shabby with a little bit of chic.
I loved looking down on the New York streets with its bright yellow cabs driving down the wide streets of the big city. One thing I loved doing in New York was looking down the streets and feeling like they are never ending.
There was some art installations along the way. You can see the big sites from the Highline – The Empire State Building pops through every so often and Lady Liberty makes a small appearance.
We were lucky to visit the Highline in the late afternoon so we also caught a glimpse of the sunset over New York City. We walked from one end of the Highline and finished up in the Meatpacking district just as the sun went down.
Once at the end of the Highline you can visit the Whitney Museum. I wish I had visited this museum as so many people recommended it to me but I just ran out of time.
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I loved this ‘View from the top’ – The Highline is a must do if you are in New York. It offers great views, a great people watching opportunity and you end up in a pretty cool neighbourhood.
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