New York is such an awesome city, and I feel super lucky to live here (childhood dream come true). I wish everyone could visit in person, but I understand that not always possible. So I’ve decided to start a new series, Explore NYC with Me.
This won’t be a regular monthly or weekly series. Instead, it will pop up occasionally when I get a chance to visit and photograph some of my favorite New York places.
For my first Explore NYC with Me post, I’m taking you on a tour of the High Line.
The High Line is a public park built on an elevated railroad track. It was originally a freight line that carried meat to the Meatpacking District, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of Manhattan’s industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office. Rail operation stopped in 1980, and the tracks sat unused until the first section of the park opened in 2009. Read more about the High Line’s history.
What I love most about the High Line is its unique setting. It’s a beautiful park in an Urban environment. There are plenty of spots to relax and take in the outdoors, but the city is ever present, and you’re surrounded by art, too.
Are you ready to take a tour? The park runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District up to West 34th Street, which is where I started my walk.
There’s a lot of construction surrounding the High Line right now, and I caught this group of workers on their lunch break. I thought I was being sneaky when I took their picture, but apparently not. Can you spot the guy waving at me? Ha!
The High Line is super busy, especially in summer, so be prepared for crowds. I made the walk around noon midweek. My favorite time to visit is morning or evening during the week in fall or spring when it’s a little quieter.
Watch a video of Jordan Betten creating Lady Luck (above).
You’ll see a lot of art, both on and off the High Line. Check out those water towers, too. They’re everywhere in New York, and I love spotting them.
Eduardo Kobra’s mural of the Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photo is located just off the High Line (25th Street and 10th Avenue) and impossible to miss.
Grab a seat and check out Spencer Finch’s installation The River That Flows Both Ways. Each pane of glass represents a hue from photographs of water taken during a 700-minute journey on the Hudson River.
This is also a great spot to enjoy a drink or snack from local vendors (everything from barbeque to popsicles to tacos). If you see me here, I’ll be holding a New Orleans Iced Coffee from Blue Bottle (the best iced coffee ever). There’s even an open-air cafe, Terroir at the Porch, where you can enjoy wine, beer, and small plates.
Passing under the Standard High Line. Stop in for a fancy drink and amazing city views.
If you made it through all these photos, then you seriously deserve a gold star. If hope you enjoyed exploring a little bit of New York with me!
Have you ever walked the High Line? What NYC spots would you like to explore next?
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