NYC's park in the sky set to open

June 8, 2009 9:16:13 AM PDT
An abandoned elevated rail line on Manhattan's West Side will reopen this week as a landscaped public park. The project has been years in the making. Celebrity chef Mario Batali and designer Diane von Furstenberg helped Mayor Michael Bloomberg and High Line park founders unveil the first half-mile section on Monday. It opens to the public on Tuesday.

The High Line stretches 1.5 miles. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District all the way up to 34th Street along Manhattan's West Side.

It has dazzling views of the city and the Hudson river, including many landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

The park will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dogs will not be allowed for now because the new plantings are fragile.


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