I had been hearing about the High Line for a long time even back when I was living in NYC. After all the arguing and whatever was going to delay the project, it finally opened up earlier this year in June. The High Line was originally built as a train track back in the 1930’s and transported freight trains from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. It fell into disrepair for a long time until it recently reopened as a public park. They have only opened Section 1 which runs from Gansevoort to 20th St, but eventually the elevated park will run 1 1/2 miles along the West side.
Although, it was a gloomy day, it didn’t dim my enthusiasm. It’s not every day that you see something like the High Line…. in the middle of all the hustle bustle, you have a little patch of vegetation and nature elevated above it all (but not to towering heights of a sky scraper) that makes you forget (if only for 30 seconds) that you’re in the middle of the city. Hehe! I thought it was cool!