Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The High Line Park NYC....So Timeless and Cool

Before I tell you about all the cool things for the table that I have seen over the last few day, I have to share with you this wonderful little piece of NYC that was brought to my attention by a NYC friend (Thanks Chuck). The High Line Park is located  on Manhattan's West Side,  running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th and 11 Avenues.

The High Line was originally constructed in 1930 as part of a public/private project call the West Side Improvement.  It lifted dangerous freight cars, 30 feet in the air, removing them off the streets of the city.  No trains had run on the High Line since 1980 and in 1999, when the structure was under threat of demolition, a community-based non-profit group was formed. "Friends of The High Line" worked in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the historic structure and turned it into an elevated public park.....or Green Art (it truly is a piece of art work). 

Here are some of the photos I took.... try to visit and be inspired by what dedicated and creative people can do to preserve our history and beautify our cities.

 Friends of the High Line presents a rotating schedule of temporary artworks in all mediums in and around the High Line for the enjoyment of visitors and neighborhood residents.

Now On View or should we say for your hearing pleasure......and it is amazing!

June 23, 2010 - June, 2011
14th Street Passage

Artist Stephen Vitiello presents a multi-channel sound installation for which he has recorded bells all over New York City and beyond. Read more.
Here are some of the photos I took as I strolled....
The Standard Hotel at Night

The lighting throughout the gardens at night was fabulous!

The benches reminiscent of the tracks...

Placement of chairs throughout the park....to sit and enjoy!

Table and chairs to sit and dine and listen to "A Bell Every Minute".

The Viewing Station:
Richard Galpin has created a 'viewing station' through which park visitors experience an altered, abstracted view from the High Line. Read more.


  1. I have been and it is a very cool place in a great city....definitely worth seeing and walking around the meat packing district

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  3. just saw this can't wait to go...



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