There is at least one thing that New Yorkers and tourists can agree on: The High Line (529 West 20th Street). This park, first opened in 2009, has quickly become a popular destination and serves as a beautiful representation of the city.
The High Line was first built in the 1930s to get freight traffic off the street (10th Avenue was once called "Death Avenue"). By the 1980s it had fallen into total disuse and disrepair, so much so that a group of property owners petitoned to have it demolished. Thankfully, it was saved, and the elevated line were preserved and repuroposed into our favorite park. Here's a unique look at the High Line over the years.