I'd heard references to the High Line here and there and occasionally saw pieces about it on the news, but I didn't exactly know where it was besides that it was on the West side of Manhattan. My friend Matt was in town and he wanted to see the West Village so we walked from there to Meatpacking where... I saw the High Line! So of course we climbed the stairs and saw what all the buzz was about. The park is built on old elevated rail lines that operated from 1934 to 1980 and according to the website the rail cars carried meat to the meatpacking district, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office.
Old rails and landscaping