The High Line in Manhattan Field Trip (7-9-11)
The High Line is a park built on an elevated freight rail structure on Manhattan’s west side. It was built in the 1930’s to remove dangerous freight trains from Manhattan streets. The High Line delivered milk, meat, produce and other goods into upper-floor loading docks of factories and warehouses. The last train ran in 1980. The historic structure was under threat of demolition when certain individuals recommended turning it into a beautiful public walkway. Friends of the High Line is the non-profit conservancy responsible for maintaining the public park. Section 1 of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. Section 2 opened on June 9, 2011. A third section will open in the future.
We began our adventure on a 1 ½ hour train ride from the NJ Trenton station and arriving in N.Y. around 1:00. Although the temperature was a bit warm, it was a beautiful summer day. We started at the north end of section 2 and walked amongst a variety of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. We had an excellent view of the city streets and a variety of architecture which produced some unusual reflections. Anxious to get out of the heat and working up an appetite we wandered over to The Park restaurant for a delicious late afternoon lunch. The ambiance was a plus as we dined under the atrium and enjoyed pleasant conversation and getting to know some of our new members. To avoid the heat we ventured over to the Chelsea Market and were pleasantly surprised by the unusual variety of photo ops around each corner. Of course, the best part was a decadent gelato. We slowly made our way back along the walkway and enjoyed the early evening light on the buildings, cooler breezes and warm friendly faces to end a beautiful day. The luxury of a newer train with better air conditioning and big plush seats was extremely welcomed by our weary bodies.
Trip Leader - Anita Fanic
Members in attendance: (cw from bottom left) Joe Connett, Anita Fanic, Susan Rachlin, Gene Flanagan, Marty Malgieri Janet Hickey, John Stritzinger, Sharlene Holliday, and Jean McKenna. Many thanks to Al Holliday for the group image.
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