10 years later, New York’s High Line park brought big change — and gentrification
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10 years later, New York’s High Line park brought big change — and gentrification

In this May 29, 2019 photo, a new residential hi-rise has new signage installed to advertise its luxury rentals along the High Line park in New York. When the High Line park opened in New York City , then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicted the transformation of the abandoned, elevated freight line into an artsy public promenade would be “an extraordinary gift to our city’s future.” READ MORE: High Level Line would create park linking downtown Edmonton with Old Strathcona A decade later, there’s no question the High Line has been a resounding success as an engine for tourism and neighbourhood revitalization. An estimated eight million annual visitors now visit the park, which threads 2.4 kilometres through a transformed part of Manhattan. Once a land of industrial buildings, parking lots and auto repair businesses, the neighbourhood is now anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center. But there’s handwringing about whether the High Line is a victim of its own success. WATCH: College student from New York in jail over alleged plot to attack […]

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