Visit the High Line

About

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Map of the park (pdf)
Hours
  • Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Advisories
  • - Please be advised that the West 23rd Street elevator is currently out of service.
  • - Please note that the lawn at West 23rd street is currently closed for renovation and will reopen on Saturday, August 8.
  • - The following kids program location changes are in effect: Arty Hours will take place at West 14th Street on August 1 and August 8, and Lawn Time for Little Ones will take place at West 14th Street on August 6.
  • Park Access & Info

    Access

    Access to the High Line is possible via any of the access points listed below. The High Line is fully wheelchair accessible.

    • Gansevoort and Washington Street (elevator access)
    • 14th Street (elevator access)
    • 16th Street (elevator access)
    • 18th Street
    • 20th Street
    • 23rd Street (elevator access)
    • 26th Street
    • 28th Street
    • 30th Street (elevator access)
    • 30th Street and 11th Avenue
    • 34th Street and 12th Avenue (ramp access)

      Open 7 AM – Sunset

    Restrooms
    • Gansevoort Street at the Diller - von Furstenberg Building
    • 16th Street
    High Line Shop (April – October)
    • 16th Street
    • 30th Street
    Accessibility
    • The High Line is wheelchair accessible via elevator at Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, 16th Street, 23rd Street, and 30th Street; and also at street-level at 34th Street.

    • Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at Gansevoort Street and 16th Street.

    • Design features, such as “peel-up” picnic tables, the Rail Track Walks, and the Beams play feature, are wheelchair accessible.

    Park Rules

    The following are not permitted while on the High Line:

    • Walking in planting beds
    • Picking flowers or plants
    • Throwing objects
    • Sitting on railings or climbing on any part of the High Line
    • Bicycles
    • Use of skateboards, skates, or recreational scooters
    • Amplified sound, except by permit
    • Solicitation
    • Commercial activity, except by permit or otherwise authorized
    • Littering
    • Obstructing entrances or paths
    • Drinking alcohol, except in authorized areas
    • Film or photography requiring equipment or exclusive use of an area, except by permit
    • Events or gatherings greater than 20 persons, except by permit
    • Smoking
    • Dogs
  • Transportation

    The High Line can be reached via the following methods of public transportation:

    Subway
    • L A C E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
    • C E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
    • 1 2 3 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
    • 1 to 18th Street & 7th Avenue
    • 1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue
    • A C E 1 2 3 to 34 St Penn Station
    Bus
    • M11 to Washington Street
    • M11 to 9th Avenue
    • M14 to 9th Avenue
    • M23 to 10th Avenue
    • M34 to 10th Avenue
    Bike Racks

    Bike racks are located at street level near the stairs at the following locations along the High Line. Please note that bicycles are not allowed on the High Line.

    • Gansevoort and Washington Streets
    • 16th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 18th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 20th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 23rd Street and 10th Avenue
    • 26th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 28th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 30th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 30th Street and 11th Avenue
    Citi Bikes

    Citi Bike is New York City’s bike sharing system. Citi Bike racks are located at the following locations near the High Line. Learn more: www.citibikenyc.com

    • Gansevoort and Washington Streets
    • 14th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 14th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 16th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 16th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 18th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 22nd Street and 9th Avenue
    • 22nd Street and 10th Avenue
    • 20th Street and 11th Avenue
    • 26th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 29th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 28th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 27th Street and 11th Avenue
    • 34th Street and 11th Avenue
    Parking

    Our preferred parking partner is Edison ParkFast.

    • 71 11th Avenue, between West 17th and West 18th Streets
    • 161 10th Avenue, at 20th Street
    • 507 West 21st Street
  • Park Features

    • Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

      A dramatic balcony marks the point at which the High Line was severed in the 1990s and demolished south of Gansevoort Street. The overlook offers a view eastward to the Meatpacking District and westward to the newly-opened Whitney Museum of American Art.

    • 14th Street Passage

      This semi-enclosed passage serves as one of the primary spaces for public programs and High Line Channel 14, an outdoor video program presented by High Line Art that screens art videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series.

    • Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature

      This pathway, between West 14th and West 15th Streets, is flanked by lounge chairs and a water feature that offers visitors a chance to dip their toes during the spring and summer.

    • Chelsea Market Passage

      This semi-enclosed passage, between West 15th and West 16th Streets, features art and public programs, as well as food carts and an open-air cafe during the warmer months of the year.

    • Northern Spur Preserve

      At West 16th Street, a spur splits from the primary High Line structure and crosses 10th Avenue, connecting to the former Merchants Refrigerated Warehouse. The spur's plantings evoke the wild landscape the grew on the High Line before it was a park, featuring crab apples, asters, sedges, goldenrods, and alumroot.

    • 10th Avenue Square and Overlook

      As part of the High Line’s conversion to a public space, many of the structure’s steel beams were removed from this unique space where the High Line crosses 10th Avenue, creating an amphitheater-like space with views up 10th Avenue to the north and views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty to the south.

    • Chelsea Thicket

      The two-block-long Chelsea Thicket features a pathway winding gently through a miniature forest of lush dogwoods, bottlebrush buckeye, hollies, roses, and other dense shrubs and trees. Here, the original railroad tracks are embedded into the walkway, allowing visitors to walk on them.

    • 23rd Street Lawn

      The High Line's only lawn stretches for an entire block north of West 22nd Street. Anchored on the southern end with seating steps made of reclaimed teak, the Lawn is a popular spot for picnics and the site for many of the park's summer programs.

    • Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover

      As the High Line passes between two monumental former storage warehouses at West 25th Street, a grated metal pathway - the Falcone Flyover - begins to lift from the structure's surface. Stretching for three blocks, the Flyover allows visitors to travel through a grove of bigleaf magnolia, sassafras, and serviceberry trees at canopy level.

    • 26th Street Viewing Spur

      Recalling the billboards that were once attached to the High Line at street crossings, the Viewing Spur's rectangular frame showcases crosstown views at West 26th Street.

    • Pershing Square Beams

      Just west of 11th Avenue, the High Line's concrete deck is stripped away to reveal the original framework of steel beams and girders. The structure itself is transformed into a series of sunken areas - coated in a silicone surface for safety - that children can run between, climb over, and play within.

    • Interim Walkway

      Unlike the High Line to the south, this section features a simple bonded aggregate path through the existing self-seeded plantings. The design celebrates the iconic urban landscape that emerged after the trains stopped running, and highlights the expansive views of the Hudson River to the west and the city to the east.

    • CSX Transportation Gate

      This is the main access point for the Interim Walkway, and the only point where the High Line descends to street level. Its location on 34th Street, a major midtown Manhattan thoroughfare, makes it accessible via the 34th Street select bus service and the future No. 7 train extension at Hudson Yards.

  • Food & Drink

    Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Food selects innovative food partners and designs food-related events and activities for the High Line. Founded in 2011, High Line Food creates a sustainable food system on the High Line, inspires care for the environment, and builds community. Revenue from the program supports the maintenance and operation of the High Line.

    • Gansevoort & Washington Streets
      Map element restaurant 1428695693
      Santina
      Hours:
      Breakfast: 7:00 - 10:30AM (weekdays), Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:30PM (weekdays), Brunch: 10:00AM - 3:00PM (weekends), Dinner: 5:30PM - Midnight (daily)

      Located at the southernmost entrance to the High Line, at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, Santina is a coastal Italian restaurant created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick. Situated on what used to be the coast of Manhattan, where some of the city’s first farmers markets once stood, Santina takes inspiration from the neighborhood’s history, with a menu that highlights vegetables and fish. Dishes like giardinia crudite, spaghetti blue crab, and bass agrigento integrate Italian coastal cuisine with modern culinary sensibilities. Santina is open year round.

      www.santinanyc.com

    • 15th Street (FOOD & DRINK)
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      Brooklyn Soda Works
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

      Stop by for healthy, fresh-juice sodas made in Brooklyn.

      www.brooklynsodaworks.com

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      Terroir at The Porch
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

      The best seat in Manhattan! This open air café offers New York State beers and wine as well as greenmarket-inspired salads, sandwiches, and snacks.

      www.wineisterroir.com

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      Blue Bottle Coffee
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 8:00PM

      This specialty coffee shop offers delicious, single-origin drip coffees, a full espresso bar, whole beans, and house-made pastries.

      www.bluebottlecoffee.com

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      L'Arte del Gelato
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:30AM – 10:00PM

      L'Arte del Gelato offers artisanal gelato and sorbetti made with locally-sourced organic milk and seasonal fruit.

      www.lartedelgelato.com

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      Melt Bakery
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 9:00PM

      New York City's best and most innovative homemade ice cream sandwiches.

      www.meltbakery.com

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      People’s Pops
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:30AM – 10:00PM

      A summer staple, People's Pops offers handmade ice pops and shave ice in unexpected, delicious flavors such as strawberry-rhubarb, raspberry-basil, and pumpkin.

      www.peoplespops.com

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      The Taco Truck
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

      Enjoy authentic Mexican street food at The Taco Truck.

      www.thetacotruck.com

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      La Sonrisa
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 12:00PM – 8:00PM

      Enjoy homemade empanadas, made with recipes from the owner’s grandmother.

      www.lasonrisafoods.com

    • 17th Street (FOOD & DRINK)
      Map element restaurant 1428695708
      La Newyorkina
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

      La Newyorkina offers paletas – frozen treats inspired by the chef's native Mexico.

      www.lanewyorkina.com

    • Rail Yards (FOOD & DRINK)
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      La Newyorkina
      Hours:
      Thursday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

      La Newyorkina offers paletas – frozen treats inspired by the chef's native Mexico. Opens May 23.

      www.lanewyorkina.com

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      Melt Bakery
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 9:00PM

      New York City's best and most innovative homemade ice cream sandwiches.

      www.meltbakery.com

  • Gardens

    The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the out-of-use elevated rail tracks during the 25 years after trains stopped running. The species of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees were chosen for their hardiness, sustainability, and textural and color variation, with a focus on native species. Several of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are incorporated into the park’s landscape.

    The design of the High Line’s landscape also emphasizes year-round inerest and bloom.

    See the High Line’s full plant list here.
    Monthly Bloom Lists
    Garden Zones
    • Gansevoort Woodland & Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook
      Plant 1432832126

      Rhapsody in Blue wood sage
      Salvia x sylvestris 'Rhapsody in Blue'

      Plant 1433956898

      Japanese clethra
      Clethra barbinervis

    • Washington Grasslands
      Plant 1433956947

      leadplant
      Amorpha canascens

      Plant 1433957126

      thimbleweed
      Anemone cylindrica

    • Hudson River Overlook
      Plant 1432833500

      prairie sundrops
      Oenothera pilosella

      Plant 1433957196

      purple prairie clover
      Dalea purpurea

    • Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature
      Plant 1433957268

      Jade coneflower
      Echinacea purpurea 'Jade'

      Plant 1432832506

      Mars Midget pincushion plant
      Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

    • Northern Spur Preserve
      Plant 1432833930

      Max Frei bloody cranesbill
      Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

      Plant 1432833740

      bowman's root
      Porteranthus trifoliata

    • 10th Avenue Square
      Plant 1432834582

      violet wood sorrel
      Oxalis violacea

      Plant 1433957544

      wild petunia
      Ruellia humilis

    • Chelsea Grassland
      Plant 1429891837

      twisted-leaf garlic
      Allium obliquum

      Plant 1432832325

      copper iris
      Iris fulva

    • Chelsea Thicket
      Plant 1432308573

      Spessart geranium
      Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

      Plant 1433960119

      Sally Holmes rose
      Rosa 'Sally Holmes'

    • 23rd Street Lawn & Seating Steps
      Plant 1430233008

      Claridge Druce cranesbill
      Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce'

      Plant 1433957196

      purple prairie clover
      Dalea purpurea

    • Meadow Walk
      Plant 1432832506

      Mars Midget pincushion plant
      Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

      Plant 1433961836

      Walker's Low Persian catmint
      Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

    • Philip A. & Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover
      Plant 1432925221

      bigleaf magnolia
      Magnolia macrophylla

      Plant 1433960190

      bottlebrush buckeye
      Aesculus parviflora

    • Wildflower Field & Radial Plantings
      Plant 1430230914

      prairie smoke
      Geum triflorum

      Plant 1433369007

      Hula Dancer pale purple coneflower
      Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer

    • Crossroads
      Plant 1432833930

      Max Frei bloody cranesbill
      Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

      Plant 1433960263

      Goldtau tufted hairgrass
      Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

    • Rail Track Walks
      Plant 1433369148

      beardtongue
      Penstemon digitalis

      Plant 1433369340

      Patricia cranesbill
      Geranium 'Patricia'

    • 11th Avenue Bridge
      Plant 1433960500

      desert false indigo
      Amorpha fruticosa

      Plant 1433960602

      Tennessee purple coneflower
      Echinacea tennesseensis

    • Pershing Square Beams
      Plant 1433960732

      Munstead English lavender
      Lavandular angustifolia 'Munstead'

      Plant 1433960802

      Terracotta yarrow
      Achillea millefolium 'Terracotta'

    • Interim Walkway
      Plant 1433960852

      common milkweed
      Aclepias syriaca

      Plant 1433960904

      silver cinquefoil
      Potentilla argentea

    • 34th Street Entry Plaza
      Plant 1433369148

      beardtongue
      Penstemon digitalis

      Plant 1433960995

      common mullein
      Verbascum thapsus

  • Art

    Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

    Learn more at art.thehighline.org

    Download this month’s art map

    • Various Artists

      High Line Channel 14
      Year-round
      Rotating Program

      High Line Channel 14 is an outdoor video program that screens art videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Spencer Finch

      The River That Flows Both Ways
      Long-term view
      A High Line Commission

      An installation of colored glass inspired by a 700-minute journey along the Hudson River.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Adrián Villar Rojas

      The Evolution of God
      September 2014 - Summer 2015
      A High Line Commission

      Thirteen abstract sculptures punctuate the wild, self-seeded landscape of the High Line at the Rail Yards.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Katrín Sigurðardóttir

      Panorama: Bouvetoya
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      An inverted model of the glacial Bouvet Island, the sculpture hangs inverted from the bottom of the steel structure of the High Line.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Yutaka Sone

      Panorama: Little Manhattan New York, New York
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A marble sculpture of the island of Manhattan, including every building found at the time of its making.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Mariana Castillo Deball

      Panorama: Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A series of stacked ceramic columns whose elements are inspired by fictional stories the artist and her team composed around artifacts found in Mexico.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Elmgreen & Dragset

      Panorama: A Greater Perspective
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      An oversized, nonfunctional bronze telescope, the sculpture brings attention to and makes impossible the viewing of cityscape.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Andro Wekua

      Panorama: Window
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A sculpture of a nearly six-foot-high window the artist remembers from his childhood bedroom.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Damián Ortega

      Panorama: Physical Graffiti #1 – 3
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A series of sculptures in the shape of graffiti tags modeled on found tags and bent out of rebar.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Ryan Gander

      Panorama: Zooming out / Toodaloo
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A bronze cast of the artist’s wallet, phone, and USB flash drive, and a sound installation streaming live audio from the artist’s garden in England.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Ryan Gander

      Panorama: To employ the mistress.... It's a French toff thing
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A marble bust of the artist's wife, posed as if leaning in for a kiss. Playing with the tradition of fountains in classical gardens, the sculpture acts as a functional drinking fountain.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Kris Martin

      Panorama: Altar
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A steel replica of the Van Eyck brothers’ Ghent Altarpiece, the artist omitted the panels of the original altarpiece, leaving only its frames.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Kaari Upson

      Panorama: My Mom Drinks Pepsi II
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A construction consisting of over 1,400 uniquely cast solid aluminum Pepsi cans which forms a volume of negative space in the planting bed.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Gabriel Sierra

      Panorama: Untitled (All Branches are Firewood)
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A series of four custom measuring tools installed next to plants intended for tracking the growth of trees, bushes, and shrubs in the park.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Olafur Eliasson

      The collectivity project
      May 29 - September 30, 2015
      High Line Commission

      An interactive installation of an imaginary cityscape built with over two tons of white lego bricks.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Kerry James Marshall

      Above the Line
      June 2015 – May 2016
      High Line Commission

      A large-scale, hand-painted mural of a futuristic city. This particular comic painting imagines the redevelopment of rooftop water tanks as luxury homes and condominiums.

      View on art.thehighline.org

  • Tours

    Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 4 and September 29
    Free Guided Tours
    Visit tour1

    Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free, hour-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.
    Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 4 and September 29

    Private Tours
    Visit tour2

    For visitors looking for a more personal experience, High Line Docents lead private group tours upon request. High Line Docents are experts in the park's history, design, horticulture, and art. Private tours require a fee and can accommodate up to 40 persons.
    Learn more

    Members-Only Tours
    Visit tour3

    Led by our trained High Line Docents, Members-Only Second Saturday tours are a fun and informative way to experience the High Line, and are only available to current members of Friends of the High Line. You will learn about the history, design, art, and horticulture of this unique public space. These limited-access tours take place on the Second Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM, from April through October. Reservation required. For more information, please email members@thehighline.org.