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.

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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)
    • 17th 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)
    • High Line Shop — 16th Street

      April 18-30: 10:15am - 5:30pm | May to October: 10am - 6pm

    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 that 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:
      Monday - Thursday: 11:45am - 10pm; Friday: 11:45am - 12am; Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 12am

      Located at the southernmost entrance to the High Line, at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, Santina is a coastal Italian restaurant created by Major Food Group.

      www.santinanyc.com

    • 15th Street (FOOD & DRINK)
      Map element restaurant 1428695696
      Terroir at The Porch
      Hours:
      Monday - Sunday, 12pm - 9pm

      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 1428695699
      L'Arte del Gelato
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11am - 10pm

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

      www.lartedelgelato.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695706
      La Sonrisa
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11am - 9pm

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

      www.lasonrisafoods.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695708
      La Newyorkina
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11am - 8pm

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

      www.lanewyorkina.com

      Map element restaurant 1433349186
      Melt Bakery
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11am - 9pm

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

      www.meltbakery.com

      Map element restaurant 1523307402
      Tastalu
      Hours:
      Monday - Sunday, 11am - 9pm

      Authentic Italian paninis

      Map element restaurant 1523307419
      Perros y Vainas
      Hours:
      Monday - Sunday, 10am - 9pm

      Hot dogs and blended juices with a Venezuelan twist

      www.perros.nyc/

      Map element restaurant 1524257740
      Boogie Down Grind Café
      Hours:
      Monday - Sunday, 8am - 8pm

      This Bronx-based coffee shop offers delicious drip coffees and cold brew, a full espresso bar, matcha, iced teas, and hot oatmeal.

    • 22nd St.
      Map element restaurant 1428695701
      Melt Bakery
      Hours:
      Monday – Sunday, 11am - 9pm

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

      www.meltbakery.com

      Map element restaurant 1428695712
      La Newyorkina
      Hours:
      Monday - Sunday, 11am - 8pm

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

      www.lanewyorkina.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 1452629962

      grey birch
      Betula populifolia

      Plant 1430229093

      Allegheny serviceberry
      Amelanchier laevis

      Plant 1430230240

      Pennsylvania sedge
      Carex pennsylvanica

    • Washington Grasslands
      Plant 1430231340

      Hawera miniature daffodil
      Narcissus 'Hawera'

      Plant 1489757334

      striped squill
      Puschkinia scilloides

      Plant 1430231291

      Valerie Finnis grape hyacinth
      Muscari armeniacum 'Valerie Finnis'

    • Hudson River Overlook
      Plant 1430231633

      species tulip
      Tulipa turkestanica

      Plant 1428695779

      woodland crocus
      Crocus tommasinianus

    • Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature
      Plant 1428695893

      Dawn viburnum
      Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’

      Plant 1494433630

      Indian rhubarb
      Darmera peltata

      Plant 1428695779

      woodland crocus
      Crocus tommasinianus

    • Northern Spur Preserve
      Plant 1518456327

      bristle-leaved sedge

      Plant 1494432935

      heartleaf foamflower
      Tiarella cordifolia

      Plant 1430230240

      Pennsylvania sedge
      Carex pennsylvanica

    • 10th Avenue Square
      Plant 1428695753

      Jet Trail common flowering quince
      Chaenomeles x superba

      Plant 1430230766

      shooting star
      Dodecatheon meadia

      Plant 1430231586

      wild tulip
      Tulipa sylvestris

    • Chelsea Grassland
      Plant 1518456327

      bristle-leaved sedge

    • Chelsea Thicket
      Plant 1489591551

      Corsican hellebore
      Helleborus argutifolius

      Plant 1430229926

      brome-like sedge
      Carex bromoides

      Plant 1428695747

      Toyo-Nishiki flowering quince
      Chaenomeles ‘Toyo-Nishiki’

    • 23rd Street Lawn & Seating Steps
      Plant 1428695885

      glory-of-the-snow
      Scilla sardensis

      Plant 1428695773

      Miss Vain crocus
      Crocus biflorus ‘Miss Vain’

      Plant 1430230240

      Pennsylvania sedge
      Carex pennsylvanica

    • Meadow Walk
      Plant 1428695885

      glory-of-the-snow
      Scilla sardensis

    • Philip A. & Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover
      Plant 1430229093

      Allegheny serviceberry
      Amelanchier laevis

      Plant 1430230283

      eastern redbud
      Cercis canadensis

      Plant 1495547845

      wild ginger
      Asarum canadense

    • Wildflower Field & Radial Plantings
      Plant 1430230914

      prairie smoke
      Geum triflorum

      Plant 1430231586

      wild tulip
      Tulipa sylvestris

    • Crossroads
    • 11th Avenue Bridge
    • Pershing Square Beams
    • Interim Walkway
    • 34th Street Entry Plaza
  • 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

    • Guan Xiao

      Mutations: REST IN
      April 2017 – March 2018
      High Line Commission

      An archipelago of abstract sculptures that incorporate chrome hubcaps, cast footprints, and vertebrae.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Dora Budor

      Mutations: The Forecast (New York Situation)
      April 2017 – March 2018
      High Line Commission

      A weather-responsive sculpture based on Archigram’s biomorphic projects for living spaces of the future. When wet, the sculpture takes on a different appearance.

      View on art.thehighline.org

    • Darren Bader

      chess: relatives
      May 2017 – March 2018
      High Line Commission

      A large-scale chessboard on which visitors take the place of chess pieces, their positions determined by their familial relationships to others.

      View on art.thehighline.org

  • Tours

    Free Public Tours
    Visit tour1

    Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Join us for a guided walking tour led by a High Line Docent, a knowledgeable volunteer guide who will 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