The High Line is a public park that occupies the former railroad overpass. Its location on Manhattan’s West Side. The park is owned by the city of New York and managed by Friends of the High Line. In 1999, the former railroad tracks in the street of Manhattan will be destroyed, but the local residents who are members of the Friends of the High Line to fight for this spot used as a park. The effort was not in vain, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the locals could change this place into a beautiful garden.
To maintain the beauty and cleanliness of the park, there are some rules that must be obeyed by every visitor of The High Line. Include restrictions running on rails and plants, picking flowers, litter, sitting on the rail, climbing, cycling, skateboarding, bring the dog as well as smoke.
Do not worry you will starve in this park, because, The High Line is also home to a variety of stalls of food and drinks, such as The Taco Truck, Sigmund’s Pretzels, People’s Pops, Melt Bakery, La NewYorkina, L’arte del Gelato, Terroir at The Porch, Delaney Barbecue’s Smokeline and Blue Bottle Coffee.
In this unique park, visitors can also see works of art that had been installed as the appeal of the High Land. Some of the public art displayed is Superflex, in the form of a cube-shaped building framework installation as a medium of propagation of plants. Then there is the Caterpillar by artist Carol Bove, a statue of a large-sized spiral above the railroad tracks.
Some schools in the United States also often hold educational tour at The High Line. The students are taught to recognize the existing vegetation, railroad history, history of the park up to the role of the Hudson River near The High Line to the economic growth of New York.
Parks along the 1.6 km is open during the spring, every day at 07:00 am – 22:00 night. Well, for tourists who want to visit the High Line with public transport, can use the subway L, A, C and E, then get off at 14th Street and 8th Avenue. Alternatively, take the bus lines M11, M14, and get off at 9th Avenue and the M23, M34 off at 10th Avenue.
While in New York, you can also visit other natural attractions such as the Yankee Stadium, Rockefeller Center and Museum of Modern Art.