High Line Haters Fail Miserably

06.18.09 Will Sherman


While the High Line park is by no means perfect, the criticisms collected by Oobject are perhaps the weakest and most irrelevant we’ve ever heard. Among their complaints: the new park isn’t lit up with gaudy lights, there are no plants in an area that doesn’t see sunlight, it’s longer than it is wide, and the far-fetched claim that people won’t use it. Skimming the irrational arguments, it becomes pretty apparent that whoever’s behind them hasn’t actually seen the park in person, in part because of repeated speculation that the non-existent pedestrian areas underneath the trestle will harbor crime, danger and other scary things. Whoever came up with them should have their internet ranting privileges revoked.