nyc. the high line. section one.

“…The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street…” source





all information from /all photos taken by me in october 2010

10 thoughts on “nyc. the high line. section one.

  1. Wow – who knew? Certainly not me. I love the fact you are blogging about something that is not in the norm for folks talking about New York. Usually it’s the Empire State Building, Wall Street, Times Square, Macy’s and other touristy things . . . what you’ve shown here is about elevating nature in a unique way. What a neat thing and something well worth becomming involved in. I’m glad you commented on my blog which in turn introduced me to your blog. Kudos to you bigcitiesbrightlights! Fact is, I would like permission to reprint your blog and photos on my travel blog, (Arm-chair Tourist et al)

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