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5 Fun Facts About the High Line from NYC Seminar & Conference Center

5 Fun Facts About the High Line from NYC Seminar & Conference Center
Flatironhot Contributor

Reported by the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff

There’s plenty to do in New York City, from attending a classic theater performance to dining at the best restaurants in town. If you’re looking for a more organic experience in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, then the High Line is where you should be. This elevated park is home to some of the most beautiful gardens the city has to offer, and NYC Seminar and Conference Center recommends making time to enjoy it while you’re in town.

Here are some fun facts about the High Line:

  • It Used To Be An Old Rail Line: Believe it or not, this gorgeous elevated park used to be a fully functioning rail line. After the last train ran in 1980, the rail line was abandoned for almost 20 years. When two residents of the High Line neighborhood began petitioning for the area’s preservation and reuse, the park started to take shape.
    • Thousands Take the High Line Journey:When it opened in 2009, over 300,000 trekked the High Line in the first 6 weeks. Now, just about 20,000 people visit the park each weekend.
    • The Idea Originated from the French: Originally, it was the French who converted an old rail line into an elevated park. NYC borrowed and expanded upon that idea, creating the wonder of the High Line that exists today.
    • It’s Over a Mile Long: The High Line spans over one and half miles. Throughout that distance, visitors can expect to encounter flowers, foliage, old train tracks, and a beautiful cityscape.
    • It’s Open All Year: Whether you’re in town for a summer conference or attending a series of winter seminars, visiting the High Line is a fantastic way to escape the daily grind. Rain or shine, this park is open to the public year-round.

    To learn more about hosting events in New York City, contact NYC Seminar and Conference Center at (646) 336-4409, or visit them online