High Line from the WTC Site via The Esplanade &...

High Line-Elevated NYC Park-Rail Trail

High Line Elevated Park in NYC - Photo - Frank Fernandez High Line Elevated Park in NYC - Photo - Frank Fernandez

Hectic activities and painful memories around the World Trade Center (WTC) construction site, delightful views of and along the Hudson River, and the calming, almost spiritual design of the High Line comprise a unique and splendid three-part hiking experience that can be found only in Manhattan.

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My favorite hikes are in Harriman State Park, where one can find trails offering great natural beauty and, even on the busiest of days, solitude for miles at a time with elevation changes measured in hundreds of feet. So it was with some hesitation combined with high expectation that I decided to take a train from northern New Jersey into...

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May 29, 2011
High Line: "More Room to Roam"
<p>Click for <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/05/29/nyregion/20110529_HIGHLINE.html?ref=nyregion" target="_blank">slide show of Section 2</a> from the New York Times published before opening day.</p>
Phil McLewin
May 26, 2011
Coming this summer: The Lot at 30th Street
<p>News from the Friends of the Highland [May 24, 2011]</p> <p>"When Section 2 opens in June, visitors will find a new a temporary public plaza below the High Line at the northern terminus. For the summer of 2011, The Lot at 30th Street will be home to new public amenities for park visitors, including food trucks, beer and wine, public art, free events, family activities, and more. To inaugurate the space, <a href="http://www.aolartists.com/" target="_blank">AOL</a> will debut Rainbow City, a collection of colorful, inflatable sculptures by <a href="http://www.friendswithyou.com/" target="_blank">FriendsWithYou</a>, and <a href="http://www.colicchioandsons.com/" target="_blank">Colicchio &amp; Sons</a> will open The Lot on Tap, a new outdoor bar."</p> <p><a href="http://www.thehighline.org/news/2011/05/24/coming-this-summer-the-lot-at-30th-street" target="_blank">Click for more details.<br></a></p>
Phil McLewin
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