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.
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.
Or one can simply watch people from above.
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.
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.