Governor Cuomo recently announced a new spur of the High Line to link Moynihan Train Hall to the far West Side and another link to the Javits Center, too. We invited Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director of Friends of the High Line to share his vision as the city emerges from the crisis. He’s been thinking about the way the High Line can be a connector for the needs of all New Yorkers and continue to be a source of economic development and cultural and social activity on Manhattan’s West Side.
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Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the High Line, had the vision and foresight to lead the effort to build an elevated park on an abandoned railway line in New York City 20 years ago. In 2017, he formed the High Line Network, which focuses on the equitable development of underused city infrastructure to develop new urban landscapes.
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