Take a Stroll on the High Line with Google Street View

Ever find yourself on the phone or writing an email trying to explain a specific spot or vantage point on the High Line?

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

And that is why your life just got a lot easier thanks to Google Street View, which now features the High Line, allowing you to plan your visit, take a virtual stroll, and explore the park in a whole new way.

As part of a broader initiative to give virtual access to parks around the world, Google visited the High Line in June, 2011 to capture the park in its full spring glory.

In the early morning hours, when the park is at its most tranquil, the Street View team visited the High Line to photograph the entire stretch between Gansevoort Street and West 30th Street. Aside from the beautiful spring horticulture, Google’s shoot documents morning life on the High Line. Take a look for yourself, and see if you can find some of our favorite moments:

  • Shirtless, sweaty jogger with amazing abs at the southern end of the park
  • High Line Gardeners pulling weeds near The Standard, New York
  • High Line Gardeners taking a break on the 23rd Street Lawn
  • Artist Sarah Sze putting the finishing touches on her public art installation on the High Line near West 20th Street

We would like to thank our friends at Google for helping us make the park accessible to millions of people around the world who might not otherwise be able to visit. We hope their Street View team will come back again soon to shoot the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. Wouldn’t it be amazing to capture the self-seeded landscape before it is transformed into public open space?

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