The definitive guide to America’s most original urban park

Fully revised 3rd edition

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Coming in a third edition, fully revised, in June 2024 from Fordham University Press / Empire State Editions.

Thirty feet in the air, rebuilt and planted on one-and-a-half miles of abandoned, elevated railroad track snaking through Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line has turned the dream of escape offered by most urban parks inside out.

The High Line invites you deeper into the city than you've ever been before. Its stunning gardens wend between warehouses and apartment buildings, through one of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art districts, transforming the neighborhood and reawakening the senses of the millions of visitors it attracts every year.

With hundreds of photos spanning the years before,during and after the site’s construction, the book lends context to the reclaimed urban space that has become one of the city’s most popular attractions. — Wall Street Journal

ON THE HIGH LINE is an engaging, friend-at-your-side guide to everything that a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of plants from around the world; the architecture, both old and new; and a neighborhood whose lively history includes the birth of the railroads, the Manhattan Project, S & M clubs, and the legendary Tenth Avenue Cowboy.

For more information about the 3rd edition, visit LivinTheHighLine, Annik’s blog.

Fascinating…A must for anyone who plans to visit the High Line — Chicago Tribune

 For more information, including rare video footages of the West Side Cowboy in the 1930s, sample pages, High Line resources and more, visit the companion website
and the blog, begun in 2009,

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