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How can you get to the High Line from central Chelsea?

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There are a number of entrances to the High Line in central Chelsea, including the 20th Street access, 23rd Street access with elevator access and the 26th Street access. There are further access points at 14th Street, 16th Street, 18th Street, 28th Street and 30th Street. Also known as High Line Park, the High Line is a linear park built on an elevated and disused New York Central Railroad spur once known as the West Side Line.

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The High Line is 1.45 miles long and is an aerial greenway and rails to trails park predominately located within the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Chelsea is a New York City borough on the West Side of the island and is roughly bounded by 14th Street to the south and 30th street to the north. High Line Park runs between Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to the 34th Street West Side Yard.

Construction of the High Line began in 2006, and the final phase opened in 2014. Approximately 5 million people visit High Line Park each year. High Line Park prides itself on exceptional plant design and architecture and incorporates the out-of-use railroad trestle, self-seeded landscaping and a focus on native species of vegetation.

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