Though New York City is the largest and most densely populated urban area in the U.S., its five boroughs contain 28,000 acres of parks and 2.5 million trees.
These parks are well-loved and well-used by the city’s 8 million residents. In a city where every inch of space seems to be spoken for, adding new green space is cause for celebration.
The High Line is an exciting new park that opened this summer in lower Manhattan. Visionary community activists worked for more than 10 years to make it happen. Built on top of an abandoned, elevated railway, it provides NYC residents with a unique “strolling park”, 30 feet above the hustle and bustle of the city streets.
To learn more and see more about this incredible success story, visit the website of the Friends of the High Line.
|Slide Show: The High Line in New York. Press play to start the show. Click on the images to see captions, or go to full-screen mode.