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On the High Line: A Walk Along America’s Newest Urban Park by Annick La Farge

On the High Line

On the High Line: A Walk Along America’s Newest Urban Park by Annick La Farge.

The High Line. I’m pleased to say that many customers who come into Market Block Books already know about this spectacular park simply called The High Line. And now there’s a beautiful book to show folks this original urban park in the middle of New York City. Before you make any plans, plan a trip to New York City to see this marvel. The book will give you some wonderful vistas and vantage points you can’t possibly have by walking through this park but then that’s not the point, is it. Walking, seeing, hearing (or in some cases not hearing the city at all) that’s the point of a park. Immersion is what I seek. The High Line was constructed from an elevated railroad track along the west side of Manhattan. I grew up next to railroad tracks most of my life and to see these tracks transformed makes me swell with joy and amazement. No matter where you live, THIS is yet another reason (as if you needed one) to go to New York City. I love the city and now I love it even more!!!

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One Response to “On the High Line: A Walk Along America’s Newest Urban Park by Annick La Farge”

  1. Annik La Farge
    May 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Thank you for your very generous review, Stanley. I have a weekend house in Hudson (where I shop at The Spotty Dog & Ale, another great independent bookstore) and I hope to come north to visit your store sometime this summer.

    For out-of-town folks who are planning a visit to the High Line and have an iPhone or iPad, we’re about to launch (in June) an app that has some helpful features that allow you identify buildings and find the best places in the neighborhood for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, coffee or takeout. More info. is on the companion website HighLineBook.com. Thanks again for your very nice review. I hope you’ll visit the park soon and let me know what you think.

    Annik La Farge, http://www.livinthehighline.com