The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy.
The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.
The High Line is operating on its spring schedule, with the park open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Access to the High Line is possible via any of the access points listed below. The High Line is fully wheelchair accessible.
- Gansevoort Street
- 14th Street (elevator access)
- West 16th Street (elevator access)
- West 18th Street
- West 20th Street
- 23rd Street (elevator access) ***
- West 26th Street
- West 28th Street
- West 30th Street (elevator access)
By Subway (Click a subway icon for additional attractions on the same route):
to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
to 18th Street & 7th Avenue
to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue
Nearby Places of Interest
- Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
- Jacob Javits Convention Center
- Garment District
- Meat Packing District
- West Village