Articles tagged “high line”

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Right now Hudson Yards – a once industrial, grimy side of New York – is mostly a ghost town. But the High Line gave the area a major boost, and hotels and restaurants are building up around that ecosystem.

11 months ago

Why Smart Cities Want Their Own High Line: 5 Takeaways from the Skift Podcast

Why Smart Cities Want Their Own High Line: 5 Takeaways from the Skift Podcast

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cities are reclaiming old transportation sites to make new parks — and tourists are responding.

3 years ago

New York’s High Line Opens Last Half-Mile Section for Tourists and Locals

New York’s High Line Opens Last Half-Mile Section for Tourists and Locals

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

There were so many freight trains zipping along 10th Avenue in New York in the later portion of the 1800s and so many pedestrian accidents that the area was nicknamed Death Valley. Today, the High Line, once neglected and wasting away, has sprung to life as a vibrant part of the city.

5 years ago

Paris Politician Wants to Turn Abandoned Metro Stations Into Attractions

Paris Politician Wants to Turn Abandoned Metro Stations Into Attractions

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This would be Paris' High Line: Flooded by tourists but still loved by locals.

5 years ago

How the High Line ethos is permeating everywhere else

How the High Line ethos is permeating everywhere else

Rowan Moore, Guardian

The quest for authentic, immersive experiences, palatable enough, is the ethos and the architecture firm behind it is taking it to other buildings and public areas around the world.

6 years ago

A photo tour of the High Line Park’s final frontier

A photo tour of the High Line Park’s final frontier

Dan Nguyen, Skift

In just a few years, the High Line Park has become one of New York's star tourist attractions and a force in revitalizing Manhattan's west side. Construction of its third and final segment is expected to start this fall and city officials expect it to spark another surge in development when it reopens in 2014.

7 years ago

The High Line’s tourist clogged high life

The High Line was never really about the locals, and now it is playing out to its logical conclusion.

7 years ago

Tourism and hipsterism: The High Line case study

Gentrification doesn't have to to all be about Disneyfication.

7 years ago