What can be done when you want to build a park in a packed island with few empty spaces? Well- New Yorkers have figured it out pretty well, as can be seen by the High Line, which is basically disused train lines converted to a green space/jogging track in Manhattan.
Having read about it in my Time Out New York, as well as good reviews by dad's colleagues, we decided to check it out when we were there in December. The High Line goes along 10 Av (near Manhattan's west shore) from about 30th St to Gansevoort St in Meatpacking District.
I have never been on the High Line but of course I have read about it. So, really interested in your photos and info Ansh. It certainly looks a fascinating walk and one I hope to do next time I have the opportunity.
I've enjoyed looking through this thread again, Ansh. I'm hoping to get over to the highline before too long and compare it to the linear parks I visited in Paris. Since it will be summer, maybe there will be some interesting plantings to enjoy, rather than the bleakness of the terrain shown in your December photos.
I somehow missed this thread before. Nice report! I've been meaning to take some photos but never got around to it. I'd like to see it again, especially since there's a big new museum, the Whitney, right next to it that's been getting a lot of buzz.
Catching up with this thread. The last time I saw it was in December as well and not much growing. My friends who just returned from NYC raved about it and the pics they showed me why. Presently, it is lush, lush ,lush. Also, lots of new additions sculpture wise and many kid friendly places. My friend's son did not want to leave.