My new fav in NYC is taking a stroll on the High Line! Definitely recommend this 1.45 mile elevated walkway repurposed from an old NY Central railroad. It is a nice place to catch a breeze on a hot day in the city.
Construction began in 2006 and finished in 2014 and spans from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street.
The entire walk gives you a completely different vantage point of this amazing city. I recommend walking the entire length, but if you are short on time, I would suggest starting at 23rd street and walking towards Gansevoort Street. It has the most vegetation and shade which is welcome on a hot day. The added bonus with concluding your stroll on the south end of the line is that it ends right near the Chelsea Markets, which is a great place to grab a bite and a cold drink!
The High Line