On September 21, 2014, the highly-anticipated Section Three of New York's new and magnificent High Line Park was finally opened to the public. A drumbeat of excitement accompanied its construction, because this final High Line section swerves towards the Hudson River and affords dramatically beautiful views of the Hudson.
On March 15, 2019, the even-more-highly-anticipated Hudson Yards officially opened. And it is precisely at the northern end of the High Line.
Please join us as we tour the whole length of High Line Park, including Hudson Yards and the new High Line Park Section Three, with its stunning Hudson River views. Section Three also has benches for sitting and eating our picnic dinners.
From Wikipedia: "The High Line (also known as the High Line Park) is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Inspired by the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) Promenade plantée, a similar project in Paris completed in 1993, the High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park."
"After the last train ran on the High Line in 1980, a group of property owners lobbied for demolition while Peter Obletz, a Chelsea resident, activist, and railroad enthusiast, challenged demolition efforts in court. ... In 1999, Friends of the High Line (the organization that runs the High Line to this day) was founded by Joshua David and Robert Hammond, residents of the High Line neighborhood, to advocate for the High Line’s preservation and reuse as public open space."
"Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street) opened to the public on June 9, 2009. Almost exactly two years later, on June 8, 2011, Section 2 (West 20th Street to West 30th Street) was opened. And finally, on September 21, 2014, the third and northernmost section on the park, the High Line at the Rail Yards, opened to the public."
For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. You will get to meet like-minded people and enjoy great views and scenery.
**Where to Meet: We will meet in front of Hudson Market, 303 10th Avenue, between W. 27th and W. 28th Streets, at 7:00pm.** We will wait there until 7:15pm and then walk to the High Line. Feel free to pick up some picnic food at Hudson Market while we are there.
**What to Bring: (Food and Water)**
**This is both a tour and a picnic. Bring food and water for yourself to eat and drink.** Any food you bring must be vegetarian or vegan, even if you yourself are not 100% vegetarian/vegan. Also, any sharing of food is at your own discretion, and we are not particularly encouraging it. Be aware that not everyone may have the same diet as you.
**Train Directions:** Take the C/E to 23rd St, 1 to 28th St, or 2/3/A to 34th St.
***Come between 7:00pm and 7:15pm. Don't be late! To make sure you don't miss us, plan on arriving before 7:00, in case of any train delays or extended traffic.***