Beginning in the Meatpacking District, though running mostly through West Chelsea, the High Line is an ambitious regeneration programme and perhaps the city’s most unique park, slicing through buildings and past factories and apartments on a former elevated rail line. It’s been opened in three stages, the last of which, the High Line at the West Rail Yards, is slated for completion in 2014; all are popular spots for a stroll and a picnic lunch.

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