The Viele Map

Created by Egbert L. Viele in 1865, the Sanitary and Topographical Map of the City and Island of New York (aka the Viele map), shows the pre-grid, natural state of the island, including some 500 hills, 88 miles of streams, 21 ponds and 300 springs.

Friday, June 17, 2011

High Line Phase 2

Phase 2 of the High Line opened last Wednesday and I walked it with a few friends...it was beyond everyone's expectations.  I went back yesterday and took pictures until my camera's battery died. The sights change every few feet, from novel views of the familiar skyline, to Alice in Wonderland-like passages through post-modern buildings.  And walking the structure itself is like walking an English Garden along the third floor of the city.  Magnificent.






















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