Things to do near the High Line

After sunning yourself on the elevated park, partake in some culture at these hot spots

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This beautiful, one-of-a-kind park has locals and tourists alike flocking to take in its scenic views and greenery. Running a span of more than 15 blocks, the High Line allows for tons of opportunities to stop by an adjacent fun-having spot. Grab lunch at Chelsea Market or one of many other nearby eateries, peruse the art galleries and museums, or take a stroll over in Hudson River Park.  Be sure you make time to stop by one of these awesome places near the High Line.

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It's pretty much impossible to get bored at this recreational complex, which has served the needs of sporty New Yorkers for more than 15 years. Warm weather brings out the golf fanatics, who can thwack balls until midnight every day ($25 for 90 balls; off peak $25 for 147 balls). But if that's not your thing, there are plenty of other athletic options—including batting cages, rock-climbing walls and bowling—to keep you entertained.

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Chelsea Market

The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies-in-training; favorite vendors include Jacques Torres, People's Pops and Ronnybrook Dairy.

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Highline Ballroom

The shows at this club—located right underneath the High Line (hence the name) span burlesque performers, lit readings and musical acts. (Steve Martin recently brought his ukulele stylings to the club.) The venue also offers a full menu (and some shows do require a $10 food or drink purchase if you want to snag a table).

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Hudson River Park

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This strip of waterfront park stretches from Battery Park to 59th Street, allowing you to walk, bike or skate while looking at the Hudson River and New Jersey. There are flowers, benches, piers and lots of programs—including youth sports and kayak rides in the river.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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Improv shows at the UCB are a rite of passage for many NYC comedians; funny folks who've performed on its tiny stage include Aziz Ansari, Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler (one of the theater's cofounders) and 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer. You really can't go wrong with any of the offerings, but if you've never been before, it's worth staking out a spot for ASSSSCAT 3000 (Sun 7:30, 9:30pm; 7:30pm $10; 9:30pm free, a limited number of tickets are distributed at 8:15pm). Originally started by the original UCB members, the long-running show regularly features guests whom you may recognize from Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report and more.

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Rubin Museum of Art

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Opened in 2004, this six-story museum (once home to Barneys New York) houses Donald and Shelley Rubin’s impressive collection of Himalayan art and artifacts, as well as large-scale temporary exhibitions.

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The High Line in NYC

Find the best things to do near the High Line in New York City, plus the best events happening on the elevated park Most popular NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 It's your chance to dine for a steal at more than 300 Gotham eateries during this three-week food blowout. High-profile spots like Seamus Mullen's Tertulia, Michael White's Costata and Julian Medina's Yerba Buena will be serving three-course lunches for $25 and dinners for $38. Brooklyn Flea The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg . Pick up a couple hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica De Carlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, 2 for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious clogs and sandals ($95-180). Visit Sharon London for easy-fitting tube dresses ($78) and vintage locket earrings ($12), or Hartford Denim Co. for quality-denim goods, like hoodies ($325) and aprons ($110). While perusing crafts and collectibles by local artisans, munch on some local bites, such as People's Pops' shaved ice ($3) and ice pops ($4) made from local, fresh fruit. Boyhood Looking at it one way, Boyhood represents a spectacularly cheap way of saving on actors’ salaries: To capture his rambling yet absorbing Texas family drama, director Richard Linklater (Bernie, Before Midnight) received agreements from several performers—including his eight-year-old daughter, Lorelei—to shoot a movie with them over 12 years in dribs and drabs. Teenage voices drop, waists thicken and, in on

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Get outdoors in NYC

Most popular events this week The idea of another New York summer might send you fleeing to the nearest air-conditioned LIRR car for a getaway, but hold up! There are so many great reasons to get outdoors this season—poolside cocktails, a cool night market, tacos on the boardwalk, rooftop parties and much more—that you'll want to spend every weekend in town, exploring the best the city has to offer. Come on out, the weather’s fine! RECOMMENDED: Summer in New York guide Your guide to getting outdoors to the best beaches, pools, parks, outdoor bars and restaurants, and classic fresh-air New York events this summer Things to do outdoors this week More things to do outdoors The best things to do on NYC's waterfront No Top-Siders or lobster-patterned trousers here—these urban trailblazers are reclaiming NYC’s waterfront one canoe at a time Most popular events this week Brooklyn Flea The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg . Pick up a couple hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica De Carlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, 2 for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious clogs and sandals ($95-180). Visit Sharon London for easy-fitting tube dresses ($78) and vintage locket earrings ($12), or Hartford Denim Co. for quality-denim goods, like hoodies ($325) and aprons ($110). While perusing crafts and collectibles by local artisans, munch on some local bites, such as People's Pops' shaved ice ($3) and ice pops ($4) mad

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