Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Second Section of the High Line Is Open!

If you come to New York City but do not have the High Line on your list of must-sees, you are making a big mistake. If you live here....

Section Two is now open. There are a zillion gorgeous photos via the links in their press release (I am especially fond of the Flickr link which allows people to post their own High Line pics:

Earlier today, we stood with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and other leaders and supporters to cut the ribbon on the new section of the High Line. Tomorrow will be the first full day the new section is open to the public.

The opening of the new section doubles the length of the public park. After years of planning, design and construction, the High Line is now one mile long, running from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street, connecting the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen.

Read more about Section 2's design on our Web site, and view photos on the High Line's Facebook page.

New access points are located at West 23rd Street, West 26th Street, West 28th Street, and West 30th Street, supplementing the five existing access points at Gansevoort Street, West 14th Street, West 16th Street, and West 18th Street, and West 20th Street. All access points will be open daily during the public park's summer operating hours, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

The High Line is fully wheelchair-accessible, with a new elevator located at West 30th Street, and another located at West 23rd Street, scheduled to open by the end of June, supplementing the two existing elevators at West 14th Street and West 16th Street.
After your visit, don't forget to add your photos to the High Line's Flickr pool.

Because crowding may occur in the opening weeks, please check our Web site for updates about park conditions before you visit.

Here's a fun video. We used to call it tap. Tap maybe fused with Irish step dancing.

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