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In early June of 2011, the Friends of the High Line announced the opening of Section 2 of their ambitious plan to replace an old, abandoned railroad line on the west side of Manhattan with an "urban park" that now stretches from Gansevoort Street in the West Village, all the way up to 30th Street. I briefly considered visiting on the day it opened, or at least during the first week; but other plans and commitments intervened, and it was actually the beginning of July before I showed up with my camera…
As I noted in a (Flickr album ) back in June of 2009, a Wikipedia article summarized the overall development of the park with the comment that "the High Line is an abandoned 1.45-mile (2.33-km) section of the former elevated freight railroad of the West Side Line, along the lower west side of … Manhattan between 34th Street … and Gansevoort Street in the West Village. The High Line was built in the early 1930s by the New York Central and has been unused as a rail line since 1980. Part of it reopened as a city park on June 8, 2009."
There was a lot more publicity after the initial opening, too — including a June 10, 2009 Huffington Post blog/article titled "Story of Reusing the City: Welcome to High Line," and a June 15-22, 2009 New York magazine article titled "The Twin Pleasures of the High Line: A Petite New Park, and a District of Lively Architecture".
I made my initial visit to the first section of the High Line a few days after it opened in 2009, and then returned about 6 weeks later, hoping to catch the sunset glow on the plants and the people. Unfortunately, the sun had disappeared behind some huge clouds on the New Jersey skyline just after I arrived, so I didn’t get quite the effect that I wanted; but if you’re interested, you can see those photos in a separate Flickr album.
As for the new section that just opened: it’s got some unique landscape/architectural features (a stretch of unadorned, green lawn that begs you to run through it barefoot, even though it’s almost certainly against The Rules), and a stretch of wading pool whose trickling water gurgles and bubbles in an intriguing fashion, and which I captured with a brief 30-second video clip in this Flickr set. But because of the twists and turns of the old railroad track, the whole second-section of the High Line angles away from the Hudson River — which, at least in my opinion, means that it has fewer picturesque views, and more of a sense of being smack in the middle of the city. Also, the whole new stretch of park is much narrower, with fewer widened out areas for people to sit and relax. I’ll probably get used to it, but I have a feeling that I’ll always prefer the first section … but maybe that’s just me.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the High Line, the afore-mentioned Wikipedia article has a number of links to articles and other resources about the past, the present, and the future of the High Line…