The High Line is an elevated freight rail line that runs from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street in Manhattan and has been transformed into a public park. Built in the 1930s, the High Line carried freight traffic 30 feet above the streets until 1980 when the last train rolled along pulling three carloads of frozen turkeys.
SILive.com, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 05:09 PM
Aaron Kratzer is swaying to the rhythms of a New Orleans-style marching band here on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas, a famous avenue south of Central Park where on Sunday an estimated 300,000 people from around the globe gathered for the People's Climate March, a parade and protest against the causes of climate change. Mr. Kratzer, a community organizer who works with the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis, Oregon, also traveled across the country this week on the "people's climate train," he says, in which dozens of his west coast peers traveled Amtrak's California Zephyr from San Francisco to attend the massive march in Manhattan.
Christian Science Monitor, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 05:01 PM
On the Saturday morning before what was going to be, everyone hoped, the largest climate protest in history, two very different groups gathered in Manhattan to discuss the finer points of making that protest happen without bringing disaster down on anyone. At the Service Employees International Union headquarters near Times Square, mosaics of noble service workers decorate the faA ade.
Grist Magazine, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 01:13 PM
This Sept. 11, 2014 photo shows Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College at 47-49 E. 65th St. in New York.
SFGate, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 06:56 PM
In this undated artist rendering provided by the "Friends of the High Line," the High Line's Grasslands Grove looking west along 30th Street in New York is shown. The final stretch of the High Line will open to the Public on Sunday, Sept.
The Winnipeg Free Press, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 01:12 AM
Two people who allegedly bilked more than 20 apartment renters out of more than $60,000 pleaded not guilty Tuesday to fraud and grand larceny charges after being indicted in a "too good to be true" Manhattan rental scam. Jennifer York, 27, and Matthew Wada, 36, both of Manhattan, are accused of renting posh apartments for short-term stays in midtown, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the East Village, then offering the flats for long-term lease via Craigslist and Bazarynka.com, a website serving the Polish community, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.
Newsday, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:48 PM
Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21. Here's what we don't know: will they be grandparents yet? Why are we asking right now? America first learned that Chelsea was pregnant while she shared the stage with her mother during a women's event in New York back in April. The former first family has not disclosed the due date.
KIII, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 05:06 PM