I spent the entire morning one weekend walking along the High Line, which is an elevated park that runs through New York’s west side. It used to be an elevated rail system, for the freight trains that took cargo between the warehouses in the meatpacking district. It had fallen into serious disrepair, but a few years ago the city put some money into revitalize it as a public park. Since I came in the morning, it wasn’t very crowded: a few runners, and I passed a cool-looking photo shoot on my walk.
They’ve kept the original train tracks in place, so the walk has a slightly overgrown look to it — in a good way! It was a great opportunity to walk through various neighborhoods, past old crumbling buildings and glittering skyscrapers. Definitely a must-see if you have a chance in NYC.