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Monday, April 10, 2006

High on the High Line

Politicker covers the unveiling of the High Line. One of their commenters sums up the CW: "Friends of the Highline gives me hope for the non-profit world. These guys are doing fantastic work."

True, but ever notice how the only time community groups successfully combat greedy real estate developers is when they're groups from lower Manhattan? We all know who has a voice in NYC development, and it's not community activists qua community activists (cf. the Atlantic Yards land-grab).


4 Comments:

  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    It's nice that western Manhattanites have another park, of course, since I'm pretty sure they need them more than Bronx residents, but I can't help feeling a little nostalgic for the days when the High Line was officially locked up but incredibly easy to break into. It was peaceful and there were some inspired tags. Now to get up or get down you're almost certainly going to have to pass through the meatpacking district, and iccccch.

     
  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Why would Bronx kids need parks when they've already got asthma? Duh.

     
  • At 4:05 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    I would just like to point out that Mike Bloomberg looks downright sassy in that photo. He's like, "PSSHH!"

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    I think he looks sort of debonair, with that jaunty pose. He's ever the multigazillionaire.

     

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