West Village is a neighborhood that is roughly bounded by the Hudson River on the west and Sixth Avenue on the east, extending from West 14th Street south to West Houston Street. Known as "Little Bohemia" starting in 1916, the West Village is in some ways the center of the bohemian lifestyle on the West Side, with classic artist's lofts in the form of the Westbeth Artists Community and Julian Schnabel's Palazzo Chupi. It is also the site of sleek new residential towers designed by American architect Richard Meier facing the Hudson River at 173/176 Perry Street. Some of the West Village's most notable residents, past and present, include: Matthew Broderick, Andy Samberg, Claire Danes, Will Ferrell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Seth Meyers, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Liv Tyler, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Carrey, Hugh Jackman, and Nicole Kidman.
The High Line (also known as the High Line Park) is a 1.45-mile-long linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. The High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park. The High Line Park uses the disused southern portion of the West Side Line running to the Lower West Side of Manhattan. It runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Convention Center. Repurposing of the railway into an urban park began construction in 2006, with the first phase opening in 2009, and the second phase opening in 2011. The third and final phase officially opened to the public on September 21, 2014. The project has spurred real estate development in the neighborhoods that lie along the line. As of today, the park gets over 5 million visitors annually.
Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park is a waterside park on the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway that extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park. It is a 550-acre park stretching 4.5 miles, making it the second-biggest park in Manhattan after Central Park. Bicycle and pedestrian paths, spanning the park north to south, open up the waterfront for recreational use. The park includes tennis and soccer fields, batting cages, children's playground, dog run, and many other features. The parkland also incorporates several rebuilt North River piers along its length, formerly used for shipping.
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Updated: 22nd January, 2019 3:19 PM.