The High Line

For such a large city, New York is full of a surprising amount of green space, Central Park being the most obvious. But one of the most unique outdoor spaces in New York is the High Line, a repurposed freight rail track elevated above the streets of Chelsea on Manhattan's West Side. The track opened to trains in 1934 and closed in 1980. (Fun fact: The last train carried three carloads of frozen turkeys.) The first section opened to the public on June 9, 2009. The third and final section is scheduled to open within the next two years. You can learn more about the High Line on their website. Whatever the season, the High Line is a beautiful place to visit. In the summer, it's an especially fun place for people-watching. Here are a few photos from my last visit there, in June 2013.