Empire State Building from the High Line Park (2011).

Empire State Building from the High Line Park (2011).

I visited New York in September for a series of meetings with OpenPlans about organizing a Transportation Camp in Washington DC during the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January 2012.

The High Line Park, New York (2011).

The High Line Park, New York (2011).

While there I was able to visit the High Line, an old aerial railway line that ran along the west side of Manhattan. The rail line has been converted to a walkway and is probably one of the most successful urban design projects from the last decade.

If you go to New York be sure to take a walk on the High Line. All my NY High Line photos on Flickr.