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The Highline

Exploring Manhatten's newest greenspace.

If you haven't heard New York has a fabulous new park, The Highline, and its a real treat. In its current form, the Highline is a 1.45-mile segment of old elevated freight railroad along the lower west side of Manhattan that has been redesigned and planted as a greenway. The first phase is complete and open to the public. A second middle segment is still being planned and a third, northern section remains a vision as it has yet to be secured as a public park.

The Highline elegantly weaves the wild, the historic, and the contemporary in to a meandering braid of green, steel, and stone. By any standard it is a marvolous inovation in urban regreening that is well worth a visit if you when you are next in Manhatten.

Here's a few photos. There are more via my facebook page.

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Highline Park, Manhatten

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'Keep it Wild" on the Highline (and in the City).

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Flowers on the Highline.

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Me kickin' it on the Highline.

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Highline greenry.

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Microfauna at Highline.

Posted by jim.labbe 23:44 Archived in USA

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Awesome, Jim! What a cool green space. Hope you are well out there. Keep in touch. Love, Jordan

by Jordan

Jordon, Thanks man. I hope we can talk soon. So much to update you on. I am off to meet Ted in Slovenia. I hope you're enjoying the last few days of summer. It is feeling very much like fall in Europe now. Hugs to Jazzy and Elias.

xo,

Jim

by Jim

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