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11.07.14 Prachi Gupta

In just a few years, New York’s High Line has arguably become one of the city’s top tourist attractions, ranking among iconic spots like Central Park and the Statue of Liberty as a must-see destination. Perhaps it makes sense, then, that a mini-High Line is coming to a terminal at JFK, giving travelers short on […]

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10.14.14 Marina Galperina

The results of a year-long feasibility study for the QueensWay are being presented today. The $120 million project would develop the disused, overgrown Rockaway Rail Line into a park resembling the High Line. The proposal has been tailored specifically to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to like it by satisfying “both his traffic safety and park equity agendas,” reports Capital […]

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10.07.14 Marina Galperina

Why are there big, shattered cubes on the side of the pathway in the new section of the High Line at the Rail Yards? They are “The Evolution of God,” a new series of sculptures by Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas. The clay and cement sculptures are “destined to crumble while on view,” showing the passing of time with the […]

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09.24.14 Aymann Ismail

After eight years, the once dilapidated rail line that has been transformed into a lush elevated park known as the High Line is complete. Construction began in 2006. The first section premiered in 2009. And last week, final section of the historic structure — that we gave you a sneak peak of via “drone” — was […]

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09.02.14 Aymann Ismail

No definitive date has been given for the completion of the third and final phase of the High Line, dubbed Section 3, but the elevated park is expected to open sometime this fall. UPDATE: opening day is September 21. “We haven’t made a public announcement of the opening date yet, but it’s forthcoming,” wrote Christian […]

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05.06.14 Andy Cush

Today saw the unveiling of Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic today, a new Ed Ruscha mural on the High Line. The piece, a riff on a pastel-on-paper Ruscha piece from 1977, will be on display at West 22nd Street — across from the iconic COST/REVS roller — until May of next year. The text is definitely more […]

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03.17.14 Marina Galperina

A hand-painted mural by the iconic Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha (Hollywood Is a Verb, Another Hollywood Bubble Popped) is coming to the side of a building next to the High Line at West 22nd Street and Tenth Avenue, on May 6th, for a year. Above is the Gagosian’s official rendering of what it might look […]

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01.21.14 Andy Cush

“I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with a special and unique proposal,” writes Bart, the person who painted a graffiti-style marriage proposal viewable from the High Line this week. “Rings in champagne glasses and one-kneed proposals in Central Park — it’s been done and frankly isn’t my style.” The piece took an hour and a […]

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12.09.13 Andy Cush

The AP is reporting that a cockroach species that’s never before been seen in the U.S. has been spotted on the High Line. Entomologists say it’s not a cause for great concern, but one of Periplaneta japonica’s attributes stands out: unlike ordinary NYC roaches, it can survive in freezing cold. “There has been some confirmation that it […]

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08.27.12 Joshua Rivera

Not like we didn’t see it coming or anything. Weischel Beef has moved out of the place of business where it has been for the past 45 years. Now that their lease at 525 Washington Street has run out and building owners TF Cornerstone want to convert the space into another high end retail spot, […]

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