New York City is known for its inimitability, and in recent years they’ve added a most unusual park to the mix. High Line Park along 23rd Street in the Meatpacking District is on the site of a former elevated railroad tracks, and is now a one-mile elevated nature oasis over the city streets. Reclaimed by concerned citizens after the city slated the unused portion of rail for demolition, it has become one of Manhattan’s worst-kept secrets.
We walked the length of the park with our friend Molly enjoying an absolutely beautiful fall day, interesting views of the street and some pretty cool views of the Hudson River.
A bit voyeuristic, the High Line makes you feel less like you’re in the city, and more like you’re watching the city… and it can see you too.