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If you had to choose the hippest, narrowest, outdoor park in America, Manhattan’s High Line would win, hands down. Formerly an elevated track for a railroad, the downtown High Line was reimagined as an urban park with views. Pedestrians get bird’s-eye views of apartment buildings, the Hudson River and streets of the Meatpacking District below. Straddling the High Line is the dramatic, 18-story Standard Hotel -- you’ll find it in the dictionary under “urban hip.” It’s the perfect headquarters for exploring lower Manhattan and that very cool park.