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High Line Park

The High Line Park is a brilliant idea. And believe it or not, it is my favorite part of the city to watch people and the world go by. Not to mention that this is the best place, too, to watch sunset.

New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.”

Click this LINK to listen to TED speaker, Robert Hammond on how their idea became a reality.

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The High Line Park in New York City.

The High Line Park in New York City.

It has been noted that since the conversion of the old railway track to a sky park, crime in the area is almost non-existent.

The High Line Park in New York City.

The High Line Park in New York City.

The high line park is covered with grasses and flowers on both sides.

Since its construction, businesses around Chelsea and the Meatpacking District (Remember, Sex and the City bars?) bloom. However, on the negative note, bars are getting more expensive along the park.

The High Line Park in New York City.

The High Line Park in New York City.

The old railtracks are still there. They add beauty, uniqueness and history to the park.

In some areas, bleachers are placed for tired feet. Most seats are facing the busy streets or the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

The High Line Park in New York City.

The High Line Park in New York City.

Walk in the afternoon and you’ll see the best view of the sunset. Click for the PHOTOS here.

The High Line Park in New York City.

The High Line Park in New York City.

Sit on this ampitheater and see how the streets of the Meatpacking District transform in the night.

 

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