The North Light Lighthouse is a bit removed from the designated parking lot. We drove our moped there early morning to catch the rising sun. Seagulls dotted the walking path towards the lighthouse and it is a trek to get there.
The Queen's Staircase has a somber history to it. Also referred to as the 66 steps, it leads up to Fort Fincastle. In the late 1700s, approximately six hundred slaves carved the staircase out of limestone rock. A direct route was needed to the fort in case of attack. It was named for Queen Victoria, the reigning monarch of England from 1837 to 1901, who signed the declaration to abolish slavery.
The High Line is a relatively recent addition to New York City. It opened partially in 2006 and opened completely in 2014. Once a functional train line used to carry goods, the above ground tracks are now repurposed as public space.