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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.

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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.

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