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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Visit the High Line in NYC
Just a little side note -- I can't say enough about how great the new High Line park is in Manhattan. Go visit while the weather is still nice! There's a story in today's Record (not posted online for some reason) or visit the website here for maps and info. We went on Sunday -- the High Line is the old abandoned elevated railway that used to carry goods and supplies among the factories of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea.(I used to work with one of the guys who had the idea for the park and made it happen after 9+ years of work, fundraising, etc.) The High Line is three stories up -- covered with plants and trees and a beautiful walkway, benches, great views of the Hudson River and the surrounding old buildings. It's very well designed, incorporating the old tracks (some of them still run "into" the former factories). My favorite part is the "sundeck" with teak lounge chairs mounted to the old train rails. It's a great public space -- on Sunday it was packed with people strolling...we even saw a small wedding being performed down at the lower end of the promenade. There is elevator access, restrooms and drinking fountains. And at about 14th street head down to Chelsea Market and pick up a picnic lunch to enjoy up amongst the gardens.