Today was a good day, for after work, Alison, Yanda, and I walked the High Line.

the high line

Thanks have to go out to Rosecrans Baldwin; his photo essay a few months ago reinvigorated my interest in the abandoned freight line, and Alison’s trip to New York turned out to be the perfect time to finally climb up and explore a bit. (Update: the photo collection from our trip is now available.)


Very Cool. How do you get on the High Line?

• Posted by: John on Aug 13, 2002, 10:09 AM

That has linear urban park written all over it, similar to the promenade plantée in Paris (which runs on top of the Viaduc des Arts).

• Posted by: Richard on Aug 14, 2002, 11:31 AM

Richard, that’s a plan that’s been proposed repeatedly for the tracks. Whether it will actually happen, despite celebrity endorsements from Martha Stewart and our current mayor, remains to be seen.

• Posted by: Anil Dash on Aug 14, 2002, 2:24 PM


We went up through a trucking parking lot at 33rd and 11th; the rails come down to grade there. We came down via a staircase at 17th and 10th, but you’d best be careful — three of the stairs are totally disconnected from the staircase frame on one side, and the bottom of the staircase is in a police impound lot.

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Aug 16, 2002, 1:08 PM

but, but, but: when are you going to post the rest of the photos?

• Posted by: alison on Aug 17, 2002, 2:05 AM

Sooon! I had to get the new slide show code up and running… and now it seems to be running well, so I’ll probably get the images up tomorrow.

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 17, 2002, 2:13 AM

sooon with three Os is good enough for me!

• Posted by: alison on Aug 17, 2002, 11:23 AM

I’ve lived downtown for the last few years, and I always wanted to walk the High Line. Your pictures inspired us, so we decided to do it this weekend. You can see our pictures at Bluejake:

• Posted by: jake dobkin on Aug 31, 2002, 9:36 PM

What a nice site, you know :)

• Posted by: Underage on Oct 12, 2003, 2:11 PM
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