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New York: The High Line's Extension Opens Tomorrow

 

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New Yorkers -- normally a low key, jaded bunch -- are a-buzz over the opening of the second part of much-loved (and heavily visited) High Line, a park/garden/urban oasis built upon a former elevated freight rail road line. It's scheduled to open tomorrow, June 8, 2011. That leaves you less than a day to plan your visit! Continue reading here for some of the highlights.

 

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New Yorkers -- normally a low key, jaded bunch -- are a-buzz over the opening of the second part of much-loved (and heavily visited) High Line, a park/garden/urban oasis built upon a former elevated freight rail road line. It's scheduled to open tomorrow, June 8, 2011. That leaves you less than a day to plan your visit! Continue reading here for some of the highlights.

THE LOT
  • A temporary public plaza will open below the High Line, offering an art installation presented by AOL, The Lot on Tap operated by Colicchio & Sons, food trucks, free community events, family activities, and more. Read more about it in The New York Times.


HIGH LINE FOOD

  • This summer, you will be able to grab a snack, pick up a meal, or enjoy a dessert without leaving the High Line. They will announce this year's High Line Food vendors soon.


HIGH LINE ART

  • New public artworks will debut, including a sculpture by Sarah Sze, a sound installation by Julianne Swartz, a photographic billboard installation by Joel Sternfeld, and a series of rooftop dance performances by the Trisha Brown Dance Company.


STEP TO THE HIGH LINE FESTIVAL

  • Teens from around the city will transform the High Line into their stage for a week-long festival of step performances celebrating the power and energy of our city's youth.

 

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