by Jose Acosta, Voices of New York.

Thirty feet above the ground, High Line Park, the elevated urban park built on an old railway line in the western part of Manhattan, has become a scenic viewpoint in the city visited by thousands of people each year.

But the so-called “park in the sky,” which is more than 2 kilometers long and runs from Gansevoort to 34th Streets, isn’t just a place to walk along.

Thanks to the nonprofit Friends of the High Line, a variety of events and educational programs take place at the park. Heading these programs is Gonzalo Casals, 39, an architect born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who came to New York 12 years ago to work in museums. He became the deputy executive director at El Museo del Barrio, where for 7 years he oversaw educational programs and community relations. more>