NYC's long-awaited High Line now open!
New York City’s long-awaited High Line, the abandoned raised train tracks turned green walkway and park-in-the-sky is open for strolling as of last week. After years of design competitions, advocacy, and fighting to see it through, Mayor Bloomberg cut a red ribbon last Monday, officially opening the High Line to the public.
The idea to transform the old rail tracks into a public space raised above street level began as a pipedream discussion in a community meeting back in 1999. Ten years later, the first phase is completed, spanning from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street along the Hudson River. The 2nd phase will be completed by fall 2010 and will extend to West 30th Street.
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