The High Bridge, New York City’s Newest Park
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The entrances to the bridge are in High Bridge Park on the Manhattan side and at University Ave. and 170 St. on the Bronx side. Beware that you’ll need to go down—and, of course, back up—a ton of stairs on the Manhattan side, unless you use the ramp entrance at 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue.
To get there, take the 1 or A trains to 168 St., or the 1 to Dykman St. By bus, take the M100, also to Dykman (and 10th Ave.). If you're driving, beware, parking can be tough.
The High Bridge renovation was the result of years of advocacy by grassroots local groups. The new park offers a peaceful, innovative use of what was an abandoned space, which some have compared to the High Line much further downtown.
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Watch this video from the NYC Parks Department to learn more about what went into renovating and reopening the High Bridge:
Image above: Malcolm Pinckney, courtesy NYC Parks.