Published July 13, 2020
New York City has been so kind as to return rooftop cocktails, outdoor tapas and long overdue haircuts to us over the past few weeks. While many experiences around the city remain closed, a very elevated reopening is coming this Thursday, July 16 – The High Line.
Beginning on the 16th, the park will be open for visitors every day from noon to 8PM, with social distancing measures in place. In order for individuals to safely social distance, the number of visitors will be limited. To achieve this, one must reserve a free timed-entry pass. Passes are free and can be reserved here. Passes are currently available for time slots on Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 26. If you forget to make an online reservation, a limited number of walk-up passes will be available as well.
Though the High Line has several entrances and exits throughout Meatpacking and Chelsea, for the time being, visitors must only enter at Gansevoort and Washington Streets in the Meatpacking District. Guests must only move in one direction, north to 23rd Street. While there is only one entrance, there will be exit-only stairs at 14th, 16th, 17th, 20th and 23rd Streets (elevators will be available for exiting at 14th and 23rd Streets).
While this should go without saying, it is required for visitors to wear a mask or face covering, and maintain a six-food distance from people not in their household.
Food vendors and the High Line Shop will remain closed but you can try one of these 21 NYC restaurants open for outdoor dining after your leisurely walk!