High Line
Chelsea, Manhattan

Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line at 16th Street

16th Street and 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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Wednesday Sep 22, 2010

High Line (Chelsea, Manhattan)
Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line at 16th Street
16th Street and 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Official Link: http://www.thehighline.org/


The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street.

The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.


DIRECTIONS

Take the L, A, C, E, F, 1, 2, or 3 trains to 14th Street and walk west. The closest entrance it on 16th Street just East of 10th Avenue. Enter the High Line via stair or elevator at 16th Street, just east of 10th Avenue.


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