[VIDEO] The High Line: Why New York’s Secret Elevated Railroad was Abandoned

Discover the intriguing story of New York's Lost Highline in this captivating video. Explore the rich history of railroads in the city, from their inception to the dangers of street-level trains. Witness the transformative removal of street-level tracks and the subsequent downfall of train transportation. Immerse yourself in the activism surrounding New York's High Line, leading to the city's order to demolish it. Experience the remarkable journey of rezoning the High Line as a city park, preserving its legacy for generations to come. Finally, uncover what remains of the High Line in modern-day New York.

00:00 - What is New York’s Lost Highline?
00:36 - The History of Railroads in New York City
02:16 - The Dangers of New York’s Street level Trains
03:45 - The Removal of New York’s street-level tracks
05:48 - The downfall of train transportation
06:51 - Activism around New York’s High line
07:34 - New York’s Order to Demolish the High Line
08:39 - Rezoning the High Line as a city park
09:59 - What remains of New York’s High Line in Modern Day?

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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