Since it opened in 2009, the High Line has become a destination for locals and tourists alike thanks to its appealing blend of old and new New York, along with its unique viewpoint of the city. But between the vast vegetation and historical remnants upon it and the storied sites below, there’s something new to see every time you stroll the elevated rail line turned park’s one-mile stretch.
“On the High Line,” a book by Annik La Farge that touts it as “America’s most original urban park,” gives an in-depth tour of the spot’s history, culture and innovation. We’ve pulled some of La Farge’s suggestions for our own guide of what to see when you visit, walking north from the Gansevoort Street entrance, all the way to 34th Street.
If you plan on going, it’s open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer, through Sept. 30, and closes at 7 p.m. during the winter and at 10 p.m. the rest of the year.