High Line Park

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The High Line Park is a 1.6 kilometre stretch of park in Chelsea. It’s special because it’s built on a historic rail line, elevated above the ground. Originally it was used by freight trains, but in the 1980’s they stopped running. In 2009 the High Line Park opened to public and it is immensely popular and thus crowded. You’re basically walking over the city, three stories above street level. You pass by the buildings where the trains used to unload their goods. Because of the low-rise building in the area, you can see quite far across the neighbourhood. There are several flower beds and lots of plants as well as deckchairs and places to sit. Particularly popular is the 10th Avenue Square with its wooden seating steps and windows that allow you to view 10th Avenue. The High Line Park is accessible via stairs and elevators along the route.