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The Crossroads at the High Line

The Crossroads at the High Line at the Rail Yards

The Crossroad at the High Line at the Rail Yards

Tomorrow, when visitors enter the third and final section of the High Line at the Rail Yards, their first footsteps will take them to a unique spot in this now mile-and-a-half long park. Some day — not tomorrow, but in a year or so — this little knuckle known as The Crossroads will be the only spot in the park where you could go in any direction of the compass. Visitors this weekend will enter from the south, and if they like can walk a bit to the east (under the construction shed). When the final piece of the High Line is completed in 2016, this eastern path will cut through a high tunnel in the new Coach headquarters across the Tenth Avenue Spur, into a new area of the park that’s still being designed. You will also be able, sometime in the future, to walk north, up those few steps and into a whole new park in the Hudson Yards.

But tomorrow, everyone will walk west into the new High Line at the Rail Yards. As the gorgeous, heart-stopping views of Hudson River draw you westward, don’t forget to look down and observe that Crossroads. It took a long, long time to get here, and it’s still pointing to the future.

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  • Barb April 27, 2015, 2:29 pm

    I very much enjoyed watching the PBS program about The High Line recently. I did not know of it before seeing the program.

    As a CA transplant in Arkansas –have only been to NYC once and that was for
    24 hours of great fun. This park makes me want to go back … would be tough to decide which season to choose to see it.

    I ‘phoned my 99 year old friend in southern CA to tell her about The High Line and she told me
    she knew a lot about it, since she takes (and reads) the NY Times daily.

    • Annik April 27, 2015, 5:33 pm

      Barb, glad you had a chance to visit on your quick trip to NYC. One of the wonderful things about the High Line is that it changes in large and small ways throughout the course of a day, week, month and year, so whenever you visit you’ll find something new. That’s part of the magic of the place. So whenever you’re back, whatever the season, I’m sure you’ll be delighted with what you encounter there.

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