2003 Video of the Abandoned Elevated Tracks Before They Became the Highline

If you can get past the inexplicably 80’s music from this 2003 video, there is some amazing video footage of the High Line park before it was a park. There is some amazing graffiti, overgrown plants and grass, trash and other industrial junk, and rundown buildings all around the area.

Once the High Line came in, the area around the park slowly gentrified and turned into the posh condo neighborhood you see today. It is one of the fastest turnarounds for a neighborhood the City has ever seen, and it all started from here just a short 12 years ago.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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