Postcard from the High Line

Postcard from the High Line

While I feel like I’m constantly walking in Manhattan–darting through crowded sidewalks, trudging up stairs, ambling along the streets lined with shops–I rarely feel like I have a chance to stroll. Everyone in New York City has a purpose, a place to be, a reason to be pounding the pavement in their sky-high heels or designer sneakers.

Flowers and JR’s tribute to the Lakota people on the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

Built on an historic freight rail train line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, however, the High Line feels worlds away from the pressing ambition and storied rush below. Inspired by the Promenade Plantée in Paris, the High Line has been open as a public space since 1999. In addition to the flowers and greenery, it’s also become a popular place for both sanctioned and not-quite-sanctioned street art.

The High Line has quickly become one of my favorite destinations in the city, whether I’m giving out-of-town friends a break from the touristy sites or whether I just want a quiet stroll with a proper latte from Blue Bottle. And after reading this piece on street art on the High Line, I’m already itching to back and see if I can find the pieces I missed.

Mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra from the High Line, New York City

Flowers on the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

Looking down from the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

Kate Brennan on the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

The High Line in Chelsea, New York City

Looking down from the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

Looking down from the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

JR’s tribute to the Lakota people on the High Line in Chelsea, New York City

 What’s your favorite photo of the High Line? 

 p.s. special thanks to Kate for always being completely photogenic while totally unposed! 

  • Dee

    This is one of my favorite places in the city. I miss being able to go there on a whim. Beautiful photos! I can’t pick a fave.

  • camorose

    Isn’t it fabulous? I almost want to go back this weekend!

  • The Highline is my favorite place in New York! It’s always where I bring out of town guests!!! I have the picture of the artsy V-Day in Times Square painting on my wall! SO Pretty!! Great Photos!


  • sincerelykateb

    Hah! Love you C’est! My favorite photo is the stadium seating area over-looking the NYC street! Such a cool view!

    Sincerely, Your friend- the natural model

  • camorose

    Thank you! Chelsea Markets + the High Line is my go-to itinerary for out of towners 🙂

  • camorose

    Looking forward to more photo shoots this weekend xx

  • I love the street art, especially the kissing couple! Very cool 🙂

  • Briel79

    I’ve been wanting to go there. Didn’t make it the last time I was in the city. It’s on my list! 🙂

  • DebbieB

    I was in NYC last July and so wanted to visit the High Line but we just ran out of time 🙁 Next time it will be one of the first things I do.

  • I can’t pick a favorite, all of these pics are fabulous!

  • There are many things to love about NYC, but I am pretty certain the high line is at the very top of my list… that whole areau of the city is just beautiful, and there isn’t a better way to view it all than from on high!

  • camorose

    One of my favorite pieces in the city!

  • camorose

    Definitely worth a visit! Perfect way to check out Chelsea 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! It’s definitely one of my favorite things to do in the city, time and time again!

  • camorose

    Thank you! The High Line is just the best 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! One of my favorite neighborhoods and one of my favorite ways to explore it 🙂

  • Joya

    I love your photos! The High Line was one of my favorite places when I went to NY last August. The crowded streets were overwhelming sometimes and it was so quiet on the High Line. I loved it.

  • camorose

    One of my favorite places in the city, by far!

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