Fall into Autumn in New York

Leaf at my Feet

It is invigorating when the crisp autumn air fills the open spaces of Manhattan. I have been pointedly observing the extra spring in people’s steps as we welcome the fall weather.

In each season there are important places to visit in NY so that your senses may experience the changes. Strolling along The High Line when the weather is brisk is one such joy.

For those who do not know about The High Line, it is an elevated pubic park built on an historic freight rail line that runs 1.45 miles on the West Side of the City (parallel to the Hudson River) between Gansevoort Street and West 34th Street.

The rail line was used to transport goods between factories, warehouses and Penn Station between 1934 and 1980 at which point it lay dormant for 25 years (except for the grass, trees and plants that grew on the tracks) and was saved from demolition in 1999 by two dedicated neighbors who partnered with the City to preserve the area. Reconstruction began in 2006 to create a sustainable public green space and it opened to all in 2009. The High Line, which is owned by the City of New York, offers its visitors terrific views, history, plant life, a resting spot (particularly if you nab a chaise lounge) and local NYC food vendors. For complete information on its history, tours and maps, check out the official website: www.thehighline.org

Plants and Rail Tracks

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