Posted by: gargupie | June 21, 2009

The High Line Park, New York, NY

This isn’t a food-related post, but I was so proud of myself for visiting this ‘new’ park and finally got my shutter bug activated again, I just wanted to share some photos with y’all.

According to the website, the High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated, steel structure built in the 1930s to carry freight trains. It currently runs from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, through the West Chelsea gallery neighborhood, ending at 34th Street, next to the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The last train ran on it in 1980.

So what makes it so special that many are raving about it? Well, that’s because it’s just so much fun to have an elevator greenery in the middle of Manhattan and not to mention that right under the track is an array of high end restaurants and warehouses and factories that have been converted to art galleries, design studios, offices, retailers, museums, and residences.

While it can’t be compared to Central Park and I find it an oxymoron to grow flowers between the cracks of debilitated rail tracks, somehow, I could still seek out serenity in this park. Yes, I do see myself going back real soon. It’s nice to escape from the city in such proximity.

Let me know if you’d like to see more photos. 🙂

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