Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day 14 - New York City


Wiki:" The High Line (also known as the High Line Park) is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) New York City linear parkbuilt in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line.[1] Inspired by the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) Promenade plantée (tree-lined walkway), a similar project inParis completed in 1993, the High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park.[3][4]
The High Line Park uses the disused southern portion of the West Side Line running to the Lower West Sideof Manhattan. It runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Convention Center. An unopened spur extends above 30th Street to Tenth Avenue.[5] Formerly, the West Side Line went as far south as a railroad terminal to Spring Street just north of Canal Street; however, most of the lower section was demolished in 1960,[6] with another small portion of the lower section being demolished in 1991.[7]
Repurposing of the railway into an urban park began construction in 2006,[8][9] with the first phase opening in 2009,[10] and the second phase opening in 2011.[11] The third and final phase officially opened to the public on September 21, 2014.[12] A short stub above Tenth Avenue and 30th Street, is still closed as of September 2014, but will open by 2015.[13] The project has spurred real estate development in the neighborhoods that lie along the line.[14] As of September 2014, the park gets nearly 5 million visitors annually.[2]"

Railway Track.

Life is Beautiful!! =)
(There was lego area for people express themselves)

Just Chill!

It's not just people watching... but car watching as well!!

Nice piece of Art!!

Nice Buildings as well.

Car Watching again. =)

Really like the high line.
I just slowed down and relaxed here.
Just listened to music and enjoy the weather.
Such a pleasant experience! =)

I confronted 3 fake Buddhist Monks from China soliciting for money. They couldn't speak English. They didn't dare to answer my questions in Mandarin and became defensive and walked away.
Damn. They are damaging the image of Buddhism. =(

Just walking and walking....

Loving and chilling.

New World Trade Center

New World Trade Center

3 mths ago I had my first Shake Shack milkshake in Istanbul.
Now, I tried the shrooms burger (it's good!!!) and the black & white milkshake. Shake Shack has replaced In-N-out as my favorite fast food restaurant.

Love it!! =)

Love is the answer!

On the 26th Jun 2015, USA has legalized same sex marriage nationwide!

That's so cool!! =)

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