Monday, March 26, 2018

Lori's Trip To New York October 2017 - Post # 2

On our second day in New York on the street outside our hotel these food trucks were lined up. 
Kimberly wanted to try one out and she did. I don't remember what she had, but she enjoyed it!

Just a few of the things that we thought were interesting as we walked the blocks to find the Highline......
These were some of the cool features on the High Line which is best described here:
The High Line rail-trail is an urban marvel, stretching 1.5 miles and towering almost 30 feet above street level through several neighborhoods in the lower west side of Manhattan.
The first section of the High Line was opened in 2009 and runs approximately 10 blocks from Gansevoort Street to the north entrance at 20th Street.

 The second section of the High Line, from 20th Street to 30th Street, opened in June 2011 and doubled the length of the current trail. In September 2014, a new segment, known as High Line at the Rail Yards, extended the trail farther north to W. 34th Street.
The corridor was built in the 1930s to remove rail traffic from streets bustling with industry. The elevated design improved street-level safety and allowed freight cars to roll directly into the buildings so that workers could load livestock and meats at the slaughterhouses and agricultural goods at factories and warehouses. The corridor fell into disuse in 1980. While owners of property under the High Line lobbied—unsuccessfully—to level the structure and make way for development, the neglected corridor quietly turned into an overgrown natural landscape.
In 1999 Chelsea residents Joshua David and Robert Hammond founded an organization to preserve the demolition-bound corridor as a public park. Friends of the High Line waged a hard-won battle that resulted in the support of city officials, and in 2005 the transfer of High Line ownership from the CSX Rail company to New York City.
To experience the High Line is to have a rare view of the city skyline and the Hudson River, with the amenities (and restrictions) of a popular public park. The finished portion of the greenway artfully incorporates characteristics of the old corridor. Sections of original railroad track are visible in the concrete slab designs that make up the surface of the path. Other sections of the trail reveal original art-deco steel railings paired with modern wooden benches that organically connect to the concrete surface.
Heading north from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, you pass through a series of unique features, including the Gansevoort Woodland, Washington Grasslands, Sun Decks and Water Features, Chelsea Grasslands 23rd Street Lawn and a wildflower field. The grasslands and gardens have been planted with many of the wild grasses and other self-seeding plants found on the corridor during the 25 years it lay dormant.

 The overall effect is a wholesome combination of organic beauty and stylized form that will leave you longing for more.

    Just a cool quote I thought was appropriate for a storage unit advertising!!!


If you get a chance to be in New York City, don't miss this High Line walk; it's a wonderful one and you can take your time and occasionally sit and rest and you will end up at the Chelsea Market. At least, that is what WE did, anyway - and that was Awesome!
 More about that coming up next in Post#3!!!!!!


Heidi Ann said...

It's so interesting to see all of your photos and read about these places!
I'm hoping I will be able to visit New York City some day!

Sunnyana said...

Enjoyed your photos of the Highline. I had never heard of it until Linda showed me all her photos. What a great thing to have such a unique park setting running through the city!

Tina Dawn said...

Fascinating Sis! What a great way to see the city! I really enjoyed this post. Love T