NYC‘s High Line, a former freight rail line (1934–1980) that was converted to a public park, runs for about a mile and a half (2.3 km) through the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen (from Gansevoort Street to West 34th, on the West Side of Manhattan). It’s public and sees millions of visitors a year. The first section was opened in 2009, and the second was opened in 2011.
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July 11, 2012
The weather in New York City might be sticky and humid in summer, but events around town are plentiful and often inexpensive. Here are some ideas for things to do in the Big Apple during months when schools are out and those heavy city coats are nowhere to be found…
May 16, 2012
At 843 acres, New York‘s Central Park is more than just a rectangular piece of paradise in which you can escape when the urban chaos becomes a little too much to handle. Natural landscapes, streams, and bridges take you to attractions like carousels, athletic fields and, of course, the Central Park Zoo. Here are a few suggestions to get you hyped up for your Central Park visit.
April 18, 2012
Here are some free activities to consider when planning your trip to the New York City‘s Central Park.
April 4, 2012
1. The Lion King on Broadway: Although they may not have been born yet when the classic Disney film The Lion King came out in 1994, kids of all ages still can’t help but be absorbed by the award-winning costumes, sweeping themes, and timeless story of youth and familial responsibility. Other good Broadway options for [...]
March 29, 2012
New York City, while glitzy and exciting, can also do some hardcore financial wear-and-tear on visitors – especially when you factor in necessities like food, hotels, sightseeing and fun. So here are a few suggestions for how to give your bank account the day off.