Something interesting is happening on the lower West Side of Manhattan, in the Chelsea section — a new park was built. Called “The High Line,” the park was constructed in two sections. The first section — which opened on Tuesday — runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Section two is slated to open in 2010.
The area where the High Line was built was actually an old, elevated railroad track that was used for the meatpacking district. It now has been transformed into a beautiful park that actually sits three stories above ground level. Now open to the public, it provides beautiful scenery and a wonderful new escape. If you don’t feel like taking a train to Central Park or don’t feel like going downtown to Washington Square, or just looking for some new, take a stroll down to “The High Line.”