by Christine Caruso

 

Latin dance parties, gentleman’s boxing, poetry walks, group meditation, classical music concerts – just a typical day along New York’s High Line.

It’s not surprising that the park’s central focus is its public programming – after all, the park itself is the result of a community-led initiative to transform the historic rail line into a vibrant public space.

“We focus on programs that serve New York,” says Gonzalo Casals, Vice President of Public Programs & Community Engagement for Friends of the High Line. “Everyone looks at adaptive reuse, but how does life in the park work? We want to create a sense of ownership and help people connect to their park.” more>