Looking forward to high times at New York’s new High Line park
May 9, 2009
NEW YORK, USA – Day after day, it rained and rained some more…on Wednesday, I woke up thinking it’d be a miserable day to check out the soon-to-be-opened High Line, but lo and behold, the clouds parted and the sun peeped through.
Thanks to the Friends of the High Line (FHL), New York’s historic High Line will open next month to the public. I was lucky enough to take a tour of the new “park” the other day (thanks to Indagare!), and what a find this was. I’ve sat numerous nights (and days) sipping margaritas at Los Dados which looks right at the High Line and never thought twice about the old railroad tracks. Well, now I know what a wonderful space lies just up there.
The High Line is a piece of the old elevated railroad tracks that runs from Gansevoort Street up to 34th Street on the west side. Thanks to the efforts of the FHL, the High Line has been renovated into a park space, complete with sun chairs and benches, while maintaining the historic railroad tracks. It’s a soothing promenade that offers the opportunity for one to see the west side from a different perspective and discover new things (e.g., who knew there was a women’s correctional facility at W. 20th Street?? or on a lighter note, that there were so many catwalks connecting buildings around Washington Street?).
A tranquil place to enjoy the sunset, the High Line will be a lovely addition to the west side. I’m already thinking of a nice walk along the High Line this summer, followed by a delicious margarita sitting outside at Los Dados.
Read more about The High Line in Our New York Guide.
73 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY