OK, seriously, what is cooler than repurposing a scrappy old train junkyard into a beautiful, floating urban oasis? The Highline is a suspended green space that stretches almost a mile and a half through the Meat Packing district in Manhattan’s lower west side. Very close to being demolished, the closed down elevated rail line now stretches and blooms above the bustling streets of Manhattan from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street.
I had the special opportunity to visit the High Line when it first opened in 2009. It was packed! You couldn’t believe the line-ups to gain access to this unusual and beautiful stretch of greenery in the middle of NYC!
There natural growth that occurs on the Highline is year round. To check out what is in bloom at any current time click here: http://www.thehighline.org/design/planting .
You can also see all the great events and happenings on the Highline and a more in-depth description of this beautiful urban architectural feat at the official Highline site: http://www.thehighline.org .