Once an elevated railway, the abandoned space was converted into an innovative urban park that is now the High Line. Stretching from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, the lifted park features greenery, gardens, bird houses, interactive art, innovative furniture, cafes and views of the city and Hudson River. The types of exhibits you may see in the park include tin and mirror sculptures reflecting the surrounding nature, sound installations that transport you to the jungle and black and white oval marks that draw attention to areas not usually paid attention to. When you’re finished exploring the gardens and creativity, exit at West 18th Street and grab a bite at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, one of New York’s highest-quality pizza shops.
To get to the High Line, you can take the subway by way of the L, A, C, E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue; C, E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue; 1,2,3 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue; 1 to 18th Street & 7th or to 23rd Street & 7th.