Friday, September 4, 2009

An Urban Rail Trail

If you don't know about it yet, the city of New York has developed what was once an elevated train route into a linear park/walkway, calling it the "High Line". I was quite impressed with the design and aesthetic of the "trail", which is only partly finished . If you are in the city, in the old meat-packing district, you can access the High Line at several places between Gansevoort St. and 20th St.


For a Thursday morning, the High Line had quite a few users, but it was a gorgeous day, so...

The path is broken by areas of tall grasses, flowers, trees and shrubs, and passes under, around and through old and new buildings.

Plenty of benches, chairs, and in this area, lounges.

Elevated views of the local neighborhoods.

An elevated prairie?

Work continues to complete the High Line.

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  1. Hey, wait a minute, were you out there to see the naked people in the window of the hotel overlooking the trail? It was on the news a few weeks ago.

  2. Glad that you had a good time in the City. At least you didn't get hit up by any panhandlers at Grand Central claiming to be a veteran that lost their wallet and needed money for food and a ride home.

  3. There is a lot of "tails" in the naked city. The Tesla electric car store is below the highline at one point