One of my new favourite things to do in NYC is to walk along the Highline. I try to get there early and avoid it at the weekend - its crazy busy then. Not only is it a great way to get down to Chelsea Market without the hold up of the traffic signals its a great way t get away from the noise and smells of the traffic on the streets.
For those who haven't been fortunate enough to read or even visit the Highline I've included lots of photos from a few of my trips there.
Its basically a walkway created along a disused elevated railway line. There are carefully cultivated plant borders along the route, lots of seating and even some food and drink outlets. For most of the Highline the rail tracks are still visible and even have a function allowing seats in some areas to be slid along them.
The people who come and use the Highline come from all walks of life from tourists enjoying seeing the city from a different angle, to people on their lunch break from nearby offices and then just about anyone in between.
Not only The Highline a great way to spend a few hours it has also given the area a great boost in terms of marketability and there are lost of new apartment developments springing up along the sides.
Although its not a whole day activity you can easily spend a few relaxing hours on the Highline. I walked along it, grabbed some sushi from Chelsea market and found myself a rolling bed where I put my feet up, enjoyed my lunch and read a few chapters of my latest book. It feels like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle that in reality is only a short distance away.
The Highline runs from the Meatpacking district to W34th Street between 10th and 12th Avenue.
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