The good thing about this spot is that it’s free. The BEST thing about this spot is that it’s an old abandoned above ground overhead railroad that has been converted into an oasis of art and wonder amid the busiest city in the world.
I know its cold, but this is a perfect place to come when the sun is out!
It would be a spoiler alert if I informed you of every detail of this park, but what I can tell you is that it is oh so relaxing and every turn has something new to look at.
There are weekly events. For example a sound walk in the evening where your footstep’s created sounds throughout the park, and walking along was like a mystical radio fairy has sprinkled sound bites everywhere.
Billboards around here don’t sell the latest H&M fashion, but rather ideas and inspiration. Yes it’s ideal especially in the summer when waterfalls flow through foot paths to soak your swollen suckers, but winter won’t scare away this land of wonder. As the volunteers chip away the snow and ice to make way for concerts, walks, general merry-ness.
This is a great example of NYCers getting together to bring some green to the city life which we need oh so much. It’s an escape more for locals but tourists love the enchanted walk through this one mile long elevated park – catching great views of the city, and sometimes a rest too.