Art and Architecure of The High Line: From Chelsea Market to Hudson Yards

Tour Number

Activity Level

793421


Categories

Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Hiking and Walking, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Hebrew (conversational), English (fluent)

The evolution of New York's far west side from industrial area to recreational hub


The far west side of Manhattan was associated with meatpacking facilities, factories, and railyards for a century, however today this area has become a microcosm of the vast changes, both for better and worse that the city is undergoing in 21st century. Gentrification at its peak, this area no longer represents blue-collar opportunity, but luxury apartments, extravagant hotels, hot clubs, fine dining, and the ultimate instagrammable experience.

Itinerary

We'll start in the meatpacking district and walk through Chelsea Market, the old Nabisco factory where the oreo cookie was invented and the new chic food hall owned by Google. From there we'll hop on the Highline, and walk the converted elevated railroad which today is an elegant park filled with eco-friendly gardens, sculptural art, and intoxicating views. Along the way we'll discuss the meatpacking district, the titanic and immigrant arrivals of old, real estate prices, Chelsea Piers, art galleries, LGBTQ activism, Clement Clarke Moore's "Twas The Night Before Christmas" and more. We'll wrap up at Hudson Yards, the largest and most ambitious private real estate project since Rockefeller Center.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Corner of 9th Avenue and West 15th Street

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USD - Some cash on hands for possible food tastings, or a coffee break along the way.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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    Tour Price

    259 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 2 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    793421


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Hiking and Walking, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Hebrew (conversational), English (fluent)

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