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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.

Highline Park, Manhatten

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

Flowers on the Highline.

Me kickin' it on the Highline.

Highline greenry.

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.



by Jim

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