Exploring NYC and Paying Tribute to 9/11

Exploring NYC and Paying Tribute to 9/11, New York, New York (B)

Old and rusty train tracks half-hidden by blooming flowers on which butterflies and bees feed, joggers drinking from refrigerated fountains, passers-by photographing modern art, tourists enjoying their coffees seated on design benches, white collars on dark green garden chairs focused on their laptops, architecture enthusiasts taking in the eclectic scene from Frank Gehry designs to the under construction Hudson Yards and the warehouses of the meatpacking district,… Regulars of the High Line enjoy its quietness in the heart of New York City, and so are we, running it from midtown to Greenwich Village and back.

Inspired by La Coulée Verte in Paris that turned an old train track into a city park, the former railway was transformed into a green heaven and has drawn many New Yorkers and tourists to its stunning settings. The one and a half mile long high line (about 2.3 km) appears to be the perfect trail for our early morning run and allows us to take in the views from both ways as we return from the southernmost border of the park while yellow cabs buzz around about nine metres below our feet. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring NYC and Paying Tribute to 9/11
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
Read it on Author's Website: https://bestregardsfromfar.com/2016/09/11/911-memorial-nyc/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The High Line
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Chelsea market
  • 9/11 memorial

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