The West Village, the High Line and More
Starting in the West Village, we'll explore some of the neighborhood's amazing
architectural wonders including the pink "Palazzo Chupi", a two hundred year old farmhouse transplanted from the
upper East side of Manhattan by flatbed truck, the Westbeth Complex with its interesting history as well as a number of other
unique buildings. We'll also visit the beautifully
developed waterfront along the Hudson River which used to be heavily industrialized, take a walk on a pier jutting out into
the Hudson and then its off to the High Line.
Opened in June 2009, the High Line is now an elevated park some 30 feet above the city
streets. Built on the site of a former freight railway that had traversed around and even through buildings, over the years
the High Line stopped functioning as it was originally intended. Today the High Line is now a beautiful public park
filled with plants, winding its way thru the old Meatpacking District and Chelsea. A walk on the High Line offers the visitor
terrific views of the surrounding New York City streets and the Hudson River. This tour is approximately 2-3 miles in
length and will take a bit more than 2 hours to complete.