The High Line Park in the Meatpacking District

New Yorkers are known for having incredibly high expectations. In the case of the High Line Park, they've definitely been met! This spectacular elevated park has quickly turned into a must see destination. Best of all: it’s free. Thanks to the insightful idea of the non-profit Friends of the High Line. When the city threatened to demolish the rail line built in 1930, they stepped up and worked hard towards the “crazy” dream of turning the mile-and-a-half-long weed-covered structure into a park.
On this initial phase the concrete meandering path surrounded by carefully planted beds starts on Gansevoort Street and finishes at 20th Street. Take a snack along and make yourself comfortable on a wooden chaise on wheels. Just slide a little to the side in case you don’t want to share your food with your neighboring lounger. There are several entry points throughout Tenth Avenue, you can’t miss them (the only one with elevator access is on 16th street, and soon on 14th Street). For a day stroll I suggest picking up a softshell-crab sandwich from Craftsteak on Tenth Avenue and 15th Street, especially created as a take-out (or take up) for High Line visitors.
The park doesn’t close until 10pm. If you can score a resie at The Standard Grill, that would not only put you high up there… you would definitely be setting the standard for a fantastic evening.

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