An Evening Stroll at the High Line in New York

One of the enjoyable things to do in New York is a walk through the High Line. It’s not long, less than 1 ½ miles of a disused railroad in Manhattan transformed into an elevated linear park and aerial greenway.

Its gardens are well-designed for appreciation by day, but an evening stroll gives a different perspective.

For instance, this mural by the Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra really shines at night with its vibrant colors as seen from the High Line.

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Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic black and white photo of a sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day in Times Square is given a modern twist.

At the Urban Theater there are seats for watching, well, the city.

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Or one can simply watch people from above.

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The High Line Park has become popular for people in the neighborhood and visitors alike, and its success is considered a model for urban “gentrification.” An example of nature reclaiming part of the city to make it more habitable.

Needless to say, it is popular with photographers.

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The High Line has come a long way since the non-profit Friends of the High Line advocated its preservation and reuse as a park. It’s frequently on the list of “top things to do in New York.” An evening stroll adds a little bit more to the experience.

(More info on the High Line Park and Friends of the High Line.)

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