Monday, July 13, 2009

The High Line

I volunteered at a street fair promoting the new High Line park yesterday. The fair was geared toward families and had tons of activities and free stuff. I worked at a booth that was screen printing t-shirts with an image promoting the High Line. People went nuts for a free t-shirt!

The park opened in June and is really unique. Its actually an old railway that is raised off the street. Originally the railway brought deliveries into an industrial part of the city. The area is no longer quite the industrial park but more trendy now with tons of restaurants and shopping. The railway was abandoned in the 80's and started to grow wild plants. The park incorporated a lot of the existing plants but added walkways and seating areas. Its really neat to be able to take a stroll through a garden 30 feet off the ground in the middle of Manhattan.

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