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
  • 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

      Open daily from 9:30 AM - 6 PM

    • 30th Street
    • Shop

      Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM

    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
    • 7 to 34th Street – Hudson Yards
    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

    The following lots are within close distance of the High Line:

    • 127 10th Avenue, between 17th and 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. Please note: the lawn is open seasonally from Wednesday to Sunday.

    • 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)
      Map element restaurant 1428695695
      Brooklyn Soda Works
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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

      www.brooklynsodaworks.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695696
      Terroir at The Porch
      Hours:
      Monday - Sunday, 12:00 PM – 9:00 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

      Map element restaurant 1433882584
      Blue Bottle Coffee
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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

      www.bluebottlecoffee.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695699
      L'Arte del Gelato
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 12:00 PM – 10:00PM

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

      www.lartedelgelato.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695701
      Melt Bakery
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11 AM – 9:00PM

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

      www.meltbakery.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695703
      People’s Pops
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:30 PM – 10:30PM

      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

      Map element restaurant 1428695704
      The Taco Truck
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

      Enjoy authentic Mexican street food at The Taco Truck.

      www.thetacotruck.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695706
      La Sonrisa
      Hours:
      Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

      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, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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

      www.lanewyorkina.com

    • Rail Yards (FOOD & DRINK)
      Map element restaurant 1428695712
      La Newyorkina
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

      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, 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM

      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 1438289204

      Eastern Star white wood aster
      Eurybia divaricata 'Eastern Star'

      Plant 1446662940

      Raydon's Favorite aromatic aster
      Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'

    • Washington Grasslands
      Plant 1473346099

      Himalayan indigo
      Indigofera heterantha

      Plant 1473346143

      Shenandoah red switch grass
      Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

    • Hudson River Overlook
      Plant 1433957544

      wild petunia
      Ruellia humilis

      Plant 1438289889

      pearly everlasting
      Anaphalis margaritacea

    • Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature
      Plant 1438289470

      white turtlehead
      Chelone glabra

      Plant 1473346596

      azure blue sage
      Salvia azurea

    • Northern Spur Preserve
      Plant 1438290885

      Autumn Bride hairy alum root
      Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'

      Plant 1473261792

      American boneset
      Eupatorium perfoliatum

    • 10th Avenue Square
      Plant 1473262084

      purple milkweed (closed seed pod)
      Asclepias purpurascens

      Plant 1473261942

      Transparent purple moor grass
      Molinia caerulea 'Transparent'

    • Chelsea Grassland
      Plant 1441309837

      big bluestem
      Andropogon gerardii

      Plant 1473260878

      prairie dock
      Silphium terebinthinaceum

    • Chelsea Thicket
      Plant 1433956898

      Japanese clethra
      Clethra barbinervis

      Plant 1446665513

      plumbago
      Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

    • 23rd Street Lawn & Seating Steps
      Plant 1473262740

      Abbeville Blue chaste tree
      Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'

      Plant 1473262789

      Japanese forest grass
      Hakonechloa macra

    • Meadow Walk
      Plant 1452635305

      Heiliger Hain switchgrass
      Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

      Plant 1446732003

      Korean feather reed grass
      Calamagrostis arundinaceae

    • Philip A. & Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover
      Plant 1473346924

      Densiflora lilyturf
      Liriope muscari 'Densiflora'

      Plant 1473346874

      flameleaf sumac
      Rhus copallinum

    • Wildflower Field & Radial Plantings
      Plant 1438291041

      skyblue aster
      Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

      Plant 1473261193

      showy goldenrod
      Solidago speciosa

    • Crossroads
      Plant 1473347505

      common quaking grass
      Briza media

      Plant 1473347464

      Roma masterwort
      Astrantia major 'Roma'

    • Rail Track Walks
      Plant 1452636896

      frost grass
      Spodiopogon sibiricus

      Plant 1447169166

      Peachie's Pick Stokes' aster
      Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

    • 11th Avenue Bridge
      Plant 1447169810

      Blonde Ambition mosquito grass
      Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

      Plant 1473347084

      Tracy’s Treasure garden phlox
      Phlox paniculata 'Tracy's Treasure'

    • Pershing Square Beams
      Plant 1428695840

      Foxtrot fountaingrass
      Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Foxtrot’

      Plant 1452637279

      Rosenkuppel oregano
      Origanum 'Rosenkuppel'

    • Interim Walkway
      Plant 1461785025

      common mullein
      Verbascum thapsus

      Plant 1467214354

      hawkweed
      Hieracium sp.

    • 34th Street Entry Plaza
      Plant 1438292554

      butterfly milkweed
      Asclepias tuberosa

      Plant 1441309915

      wild spurge
      Euphorbia corollata

  • 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

    • Barbara Kruger

      Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…)
      March 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A large-scale, hand-painted mural based on a quote from philosopher Franz Fanon, this new work continues the artist’s unabashed criticism of culture and power.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Nari Ward

      Smart Tree
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A Smart car with an apple tree sprouting from its roof, inspired by a childhood memory of the artist.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Giorgio Andreotta Calò

      Wanderlust: rhábdos
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A walking stick cast in bronze.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Giorgio Andreotta Calò

      Wanderlust: Wanderlust
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A series of brass rods engraved with the names of people who have walked across the United States.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Valentin Carron

      Wanderlust: Wall Bell
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A tocsin—or alarm bell—inspired by hand bells common in Switzerland and installed against a wall on the High Line, with a rope for visitors to ring it.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Iman Issa

      Wanderlust: Heritage Studies #10
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A copper cylinder created as part of the artist's ongoing reinterpretations of cultural artifacts.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Matt Johnson

      Wanderlust: Untitled (Swan)
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A former High Line rail track twisted into a drawing in three dimensions.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Marie Lorenz

      Wanderlust: Tide and Current Taxi
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      Three hand-made rowboats installed underneath the park.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Tony Matelli

      Wanderlust: Sleepwalker
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A hyper-realistic painted bronze sculpture of a somnambulant man lost and adrift in the world.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Paulo Nazareth

      Wanderlust: THE RED INSIDE
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A group of cast cement watermelons that reference both the corrupt labor policies involved in the construction of the iconic historical capital of Brasília, and the journey that watermelons made to the Americas alongside colonization and the slave trade.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Mike Nelson

      Wanderlust: Untitled (public sculpture for a redundant space)
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      Three sleeping bags filled rubble from the numerous development sites through which the High Line passes.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Susan Philipsz

      Wanderlust: Lachrimae
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A seven-channel sound installation inspired by the sound of a single falling tear.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Rayyane Tabet

      Wanderlust: Steel Rings
      April 2016 – March 2017
      High Line Commission

      A sculpture that replicates forty kilometers of the defunct Trans-Arabian Pipeline.

      View on art.thehighline.org

  • Tours

    Free Public 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.
    Learn more

    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.

    Art Tours
    Visit tour4

    The High Line is filled with public art: from sculptures and murals to performances and videos. Have you ever wondered what inspired the artists? Or what the meaning was behind an artwork? How was it made? Join Melanie Kress, High Line Art Curatorial Fellow, for an insider's view on High Line Art.
    Last Monday of every month April - October
    Learn more

    Garden Tours
    Visit tour5

    Get to know every detail of the High Line's plant and wildlife while walking through the park with one of our knowledgeable staff horticulturists.
    Tour dates and times vary
    Learn more