11 THE HIGH LINE

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It might be odd to sug­gest that one of New York’s must- sees is a dis­used rail­way, but the High Line is a pub­lic park un­like any other. What was, from 1934 to 1980, an el­e­vated freight line run­ning for just un­der 1.5 miles from Gan­sevoort Street to West 34th Street on Man­hat­tan’s West Side, was ac­quired by a vol­un­teer group in 1999 to res­cue it from de­mo­li­tion. Ten years later, the Friends of the High Line group re­opened the trail as an ex­tra­or­di­nary gar­den in the sky that’s an ab­so­lute joy. It opens at 7am, clos­ing at 7pm in win­ter, 10pm in spring and au­tumn, and 11pm in sum­mer.

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