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Feb 24

High Line

February 24, 2021

For the 2020 season AAA will observe on the High Line on Wednesday evenings, from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Getting to the High Line

The nearest subway station is the 14th Street & 8th Ave stop on the A/C/E trains. From there it’s only a block and a half walk to 10th Ave.

If you’re planning to drive, keep in mind that the area around the High Line is very busy at night – lots of restaurants, etc. Parking on Friday or Saturday evenings is nearly impossible.


Observing Locations

Jupiter and its moons

photo of Jupiter and its moons taken 9/18/10 at Broadway and 106th St by Ethan Glenn using his iPhone

Although the High Line extends from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, most of our observing will take place near Little W 12th Street, south of the Standard Hotel, which crosses over the High Line near 13th Street. You can enter the park at any one of these entrances/exits:

Gansevoort Street (with elevator access)
14th Street (with elevator access)
16th Street (with elevator access)
18th Street
20th Street
23rd Street (with elevator access)
26th Street
28th Street
30th Street (with elevator access)
34th Street & 12th Avenue (with ramp access)



The High Line itself is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM starting April 1st. During the warmer months of June, July, August, and September, the park stays open until 11:00.

AAA observing takes place from dusk until 15 minutes before closing.  When the waxing Moon is in the evening sky, we often begin our observing sessions a little before sunset.

One Wednesday each month during the summer, we also do solar observing using telescopes equipped with special filters for viewing the Sun.  These events begin at 6:00.


Web Resources

An early NY Times article about the High Line can be found here

The official website for the Friends of the High Line is at:


February 24, 2021
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