Fit in the City: High Line Park
What it is: Most of you know of the High Line as a historic freight rail line that got converted into a park (more history here). The park is built interestingly – it’s narrow and elevated, extending down from 30th Street to Gansevoort Street on the west side. Along the way, you weave through residential buildings so closely that you can almost peek in through the windows! This urban park even has several vendors selling ice-cream, beer, wine, and other snacks.
What I love: I saw unique views of the city that I don’t normally in Central Park. Sure, it’s not as green and pretty but it’s still fun. During the run, what I enjoyed most was the people-watching and getting peeks of the Hudson River and West Side Highway.
What I don’t love: You can’t cover long distances in the High Line Park. In fact, upon mapping the High Line on Google pedometer, I realized it is just about a mile-long. So if you’re looking for an average 3-4 mile run, you have to find a way to make up the distance elsewhere (maybe even running on the streets – gasp!). Also, avoid running on weekends here because it gets very crowded with aimless wanderers. Stick to running on the weekdays and you’re good. If nothing else, there’s always trusty Central Park.
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