Watching traffic on the New York high line

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When we returned to New York in Dec 2012 for our first visit in 8 years, one of the most welcome changes was the opening of the High Line, an all-too-short but pleasant stretch of urban parkland running above the rooftops of the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

While you might think the aim of a green space in the centre of a busy city is to provide an escape from the traffic, the developers of the New York High Line came up with what I think is a great idea – a calm place from which to enjoy the chaos below. On a warmer day I could have sat there for hours – much like the folks in the traffic below on some days, no doubt.

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2 Responses to “Watching traffic on the New York high line”

  1. Mac #

    Such a peaceful thing to do in the crowd and anyone can find the peace in the busy city.Great thought,nice post.

    January 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm
  2. Rachel #

    Watching cars is as fascinating as watching people pass by and/or do their thing.. to kill time. But I prefer watching people because you’d see different faces, reactions to something or some phone call.. these random scenes make me smile.

    January 10, 2014 at 1:47 am