We have some exciting High Line neighborhood news to share.
On Sunday, September 13, the City of New York celebrated a rare occasion: the opening of a new subway station, the 469 th in the system and the first new one since 1989. The extension of the No. 7 train from Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue now establishes the first subway access to the Far West Side, a neighborhood once considered off the beaten path.
The idea for extending the No. 7 line first popped up in 2005 when New York City was pursuing a stadium for the New York Jets and a bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. While the stadium and Olympics bid didn't come to fruition, the subway extension was approved. Construction then began in 2007.
The design of the 34 th Street-Hudson Yards station features a futuristic crisp white interior accented by two monumental colorful mosiacs by artist Xenobia Bailey. Past the turnstiles, a bank of elevators (or Italian-designed inclined elevators) are there to take you down 125 feet below street level. Come along with High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus to discover the new station via his photos below.
Best yet, the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station makes getting to and from the High Line – and the Javits Center and future Hudson Yards neighborhood – easier than ever using your MetroCard. From the High Line's northernmost terminus at 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, the station is a short walk east to 11th Avenue.
Want more reasons to visit the High Line's northernmost section? Discover all the design features of the High Line at the Rail Yards, which just celebrated its one year anniversary.