High Line Park: The Ultimate in NYC’s FREE Public & Street Art! 42

A psychedelic take on George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman's iconic photo, originally taken in Times Square on VJ Day in 1945.
A prismatic mural by Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, of George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman’s iconic kiss, which was originally photographed in Times Square on VJ Day 1945, by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Love Art & Heading to NYC? Don’t Miss The High Line Park!

Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line (founded in 1999) is an elevated public park, on the historic former NYC Central Spur, a train rail running from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, to West 34th Street.

What Forms of Art Can Be Seen Via the High Line?

Jordan Betten's, Lady Luck. View the amazing video of its creation HERE.

Jordan Betten’s, Lady Luck offers a billboard-style installation in winter, as well as a broader impact via the painted floor come spring. View the amazing video of its creation HERE!

 In spring and summer, lush foliage, candy-colored flowers, shade trees and delicately waving textured grasses transform the High Line into an urban oasis above the chaos of the city. This green-spot is punctuated by some of the finest in commissioned and produced public street art, presented by Friends of the High Line. In winter, art, graffiti and stark city views vie for attention. Best of all, it’s all FREE due to generous donations and fundraising efforts.

Young Veezy, Arist Unknown.

Young Veezy, Arist Unknown.

Industrial sculpture  and vibrant graffiti complement one another in the afternoon sun.

Urban Rattle by Charlie Hewitt. To view a slideshow of its creation, click HERE.

Urban Rattle by Charlie Hewitt. To view a slide show of its creation, click HERE.

Black and white graffiti, bare-bones brick architecture and warming light, become as one.

Even Graffiti, architecture & light, playing off one another, are art!

A rusting fire escape, transformed.

 A rainbow in winter.

A wider view of Eduardo Kobra's mural work.

A wider view of Eduardo Kobra’s mural work.

What You Need to Know When Visiting The High Line Park

  • The High Line is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Access to the High Line is possible via any of the access points listed below:
     Gansevoort Street
14th Street (elevator access)
West 16th Street (elevator access)
West 18th Street
West 20th Street
23rd Street (elevator access) ***
West 26th Street
West 28th Street
West 30th Street (elevator access)

Directions to The High Line, via public transportation:


L or the A / C / E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
C / E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
1 / 2 / 3 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 18th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue

M11 to Washington Street
M11 to 9th Avenue
M14 to 9th Avenue
M23 to 10th Avenue
M34 to 10th Avenue

High Line Park is wheelchair accessible. No dogs allowed.

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