What's that? I had heard rumors. City dwellers had taken over an abandoned elevated rail line, planted gardens between the tracks -- finally gotten the government to develop their find officially. And so, in 2009, a new park opened up in the air in Manhattan above 10th Ave between Gansevoort Street and w. 20th St.
Who would have thought that an elevated rail track running among old warehouse could be such an attractive place to walk.
Or to gather in the sun.
According to the park's website the railroad had been originally installed to correct a traffic hazard.
Now it floats over the traffic below.
Above, construction workers raising a new building look down on the promenade.