Still little is known by tourists and is frequented mostly by younger people in New York, the High Line Park is a park built in place of a disused railway. It stretches for over a kilometer from Gansevoort Street to 30th. The alleged killing of the West Side Line, the railway causeway that connected New York to the border with New Jersey which led to the establishment in 1999 of an association “Friends of the High Line” and this last redevelopment proposed the promenade. The first section of the park was opened in June 9, 2009. The last opened exactly two years later. The park is open from 7:30 am to 17:00 pm.
The High Line Park has become over time a real community. In the official website, as well as an updated blog, calendar of events and a shop on-line have opened a new section dedicated to gardening. “Ask a Gardener” in fact is a kind of project which participated in the “Friends of the High Line” to make their resources available so that anyone can be the owner of a “linear garden.”
Visiting the High Line Park, the thing that is mostly in my mind is the very large variety of plants and flowers the promenade offers. In the summer sun lounger design gives the possibility to take the sun away from the chaos of the city, surrounded by greenery and admiring the yellow cabs whizzing on the 30th.
Numerous events are proposed and carried out in the park with concerts and art exhibitions outdoors there is so much to be spoiled for choice.