High Line Park - NYC

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    Aug 05, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    Has anyone else been to the new High Line Park in NYC? It is built on an abandoned elevated rail structure in the city that hasn't been in use since the 80's. It was slated to be torn down (part already had been) in the late '90s until two residents formed a group to save it and turn the trestle into a park. Their group, Friends of the High Line, raised some $80 million in public and private monies to fund the project. In June, the Southern-most section of the park opened to the public.

    I was in the City this past weekend and took some pictures. If you live in the city or will be visiting soon, I highly recommend checking it out.

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    Aug 05, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
    I read about this. I'm going to be in the city in October and hope ot have time to see it.
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    Aug 05, 2009 12:58 PM GMT
    I have been several times.... while i think its nice Im not all that impressed with it... now when they fully finish the project which will run from Gansevoort to 34th street then I will be amazed. But i give it like a 6.5/7 out of 10 icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 05, 2009 1:02 PM GMT
    yeah i live in the city. perhaps it is one of those we are jaded nyers things, but i'm not all that impressed.
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    Aug 06, 2009 1:19 AM GMT
    I'm a little surprised that the locals don't like it. When I lived in the city, I loved seeing any type of green space - especially the little neighborhood "pocket parks". The endless amount of concrete got to me after a while.

    Plus, the High Line offers so many unique views of the city. Where else can you sit in an amphitheater suspended over an avenue and watch traffic speed underneath you? I'm also a big fan of modern design which is clearly evident in the park.

    Oh yeah - since the park is pedestrian only, it offers another unique environment in the city. Where else can you go and not have a car, bike, skateboarder, etc... whiz past you?
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    Aug 06, 2009 1:26 AM GMT


    Now that's worth a visit to the prk
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    Aug 06, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    Past by it the other day but didn't go up. Do they have cafes open up there yet?
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    Aug 06, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    it's a wonderful addition to the city. along with the closing of streets for the summer for a pedestrian walkway and some short streets permanently closed for pedestrians has been great. less car traffic and more foot traffic, it's great for those of us hoofing it.
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    Aug 06, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    I have been there several times. I usually go after work to relax
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    Aug 06, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    For those of you who are interested: I've filmed some moving images at the HighLine. Sorry, most of it is in Dutch. But gives you an idea!
    I've been there couple of times, it's great!
    Check out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emjcO08V28Q