High Line

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Whitney's New Home

Monday, April 20, 2015

New York Magazine critics Jerry Saltz and Justin Davidson preview the new home of the Whitney Museum in Manhattan's meatpacking district.

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A Walk Through the Final, Funky Stretch of the High Line

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Paul Goldberger, architecture critic of Vanity Fair, gives his take on the third phase of the elevated park that has become one of the most popular destinations in the city.

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Exit Interview: City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amanda Burden, the outgoing commissioner of city planning has some advice for helping Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio when it comes to fulfilling his vow to create more than 200,000 units of affordable housing. Burden says de Blasio must "persuade communities to accept additional height and density," something easier said than done. 

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High Line Comes One Step Closer to Completion

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The last stretch of the High Line, the elevated historic freight rail line that’s been converted to a popular public park, has been acquired by New York City.

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New Jersey News

Using the High Line as a Model, Jersey City Bets on the Embankment

Friday, June 08, 2012

While New York City’s High Line celebrates its three-year anniversary June 8, Jersey City may be getting an elevated park of its own. Residents and government officials are closer than ever to concluding a 13-year battle to acquire an abandoned rail line and turn it into open space at the center of an urban neighborhood, and they’re looking to the High Line for inspiration and advice.

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The Empire

Details Emerge About Council Speaker Christine Quinn's High-Profile Wedding

Friday, May 18, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to be married in Manhattan on Saturday — and since the likely mayoral hopeful made the announcement two months ago, the press has breathlessly covered details of the 300-person fete as they have trickled out. Here's all you need to know about it.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


A figure whose photography and performances chronicle a life of survival and loss in Chelsea, a super giant salad on the High Line, the act of grooming gets thoroughly picked apart in Bushwick and groups of students and artists tackle one of New York City's dirtiest waterways: the Gowanus. There's lots going down in New York City. Here's what we're looking at.

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Designs for 3rd Section of NY's High Line Unveiled

Monday, March 12, 2012

Parks officials and advocates have unveiled designs for the third and final section of the High Line, an elevated stretch of historic freight rail line in Manhattan that has been converted to a public park.



Renewed Hopes for an Elevated Park in Queens

Friday, December 02, 2011

A group of civic leaders in Queens is proposing once again to turn an old rail line that runs through Forest Hills into an elevated park. Several community leaders proposed the idea a few years ago, but the project stalled. Now, leaders say there's more political buy-in.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Christie Says NJ "Will Do Our Share" in Secaucus 7 Plan; Roadway Travel Reaches Lowest Point Since 2003

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Top stories on TN:

Extending the #7 subway to NJ could cost less than the ARC tunnel. (Link)

New York conducts bus inspection crackdowns, nets dozens of violations. (Link)

Specialty license plates generate revenue -- and controversy. (Link)

Should you treat a subway platform like Yosemite? (Link)

U.S. Highway 20, Idaho (photo by J.Labrado via Flickr)

Travel on U.S. roadways through the first eight months of this year is down 1.3% from a year ago -- or 26 billion vehicle miles -- and has reached the lowest level since 2003. (USA Today)

More on extending the #7 to Secaucus: Governor Christie said New Jersey "will do our share...All of this will be able to come together.” (Bloomberg via Stateline)

BP was granted a permit for deepwater drilling in the Gulf. (Politico)

Taxis are allowed to block bike lanes in San Francisco. (Bay Citizen)

UAW members reached a split decision over Chrysler contract. (Changing Gears)

Ten people were arrested in a $1 billion Long Island Rail Road disability scheme. (New York Times)

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says "continued failure is not an option" for regional transportation efforts in Metro Detroit. (

New York's elevated rail-line-turned-park, the High Line, received a $20 million donation. (New York Times)

A bus operator denies discrimination charges, says women on Brooklyn's B110 don't complain about having to sit in the back. (New York Times)

NY Daily News opinion piece: making all taxis wheelchair-accessible is a worthy goal, but it can't trump other considerations -- like cost.


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The Leonard Lopate Show

High Line Park

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Joshua David and Robert Hammond talk about how they collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create the High Line. The park is now celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space, and they tell the story of it’s creation in High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky.

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Transportation Nation

As the High Line Grows in NYC, Businesses Fall in Love With A Park

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The New York CIty Highline Park (Photo: Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

(New York, NY -- Ilya Marritz, WNYC)

The High Line is growing.

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to cut the ribbon on a 10-block extension of the popular elevated public park on Manhattan's West Side Tuesday, businesses are already clamoring to be near to the new section of the converted freight rail line, which runs from 20th to 30th streets near Tenth Avenue.

If that wasn’t so obvious a decade ago to what extent the High Line itself would become a business. Today, it’s a public park run by a nonprofit, Friends of the High Line. Major donors range from Estee Lauder to Levi's to property developers, and the board is a who's who of arts, real estate and high finance in New York.

Read the full story here.

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As the High Line Grows, Business Falls in Love with a Public Park

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to cut the ribbon on a 10-block extension of the popular elevated public park on Manhattan's West Side on Tuesday, and businesses are already clamoring to be near to the new section of the converted freight rail line, which runs from 20th to 30th streets near Tenth Avenue.

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Studio 360

Cure for Cabin Fever

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rather abruptly, an icy, slushy, uncommonly frigid winter has melted into blue skies and mellow sunshine. In New York, we're taking advantage of the thaw to head to the High Line.

The High Line is the ...

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High Line Unveiled

Monday, June 08, 2009

Ten years after it was conceived, the elevated park known as the High Line was unveiled today. Abandoned three decades ago as an industrial rail line, the new park sits 30-feet above the street and snakes from Gansevoort Street in the West Village up to 20th Street. Robert ...

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