In April I was in a group of 13 lead by Brenda on a trip to New York. We visited all the expected sites and, owing to Brenda’s excellent knowledge of the city, some we didn’t expect. One in particular which I think most tourists might miss, was the Highline walk, which is an elevated railway transformed into a 1.6km linear park on Manhattan’s West Side.
The railway dates back to 1847 and was built to take fresh produce above the congested streets into the meat packing district.
Having been saved from demolition the park has been planted with trees, shrubs and flowers and is cared for by paid staff and volunteers. It also features contemporary artworks and seats to relax above the city traffic. The Highline was an unexpected highlight!