The High Line Park (http://www.thehighline.org/) opened today (read about the High Line below), providing sweeping views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline from the elevated structure.
The High Line Park is open from 7 am to 10pm, with the access for the first section from Gansevoort to 20th Streets.
We will meet at 7pm in the plaza in front of the Standard Hotel (http://www.standardhotels.com/new-york-city/), then enter the High Line at Gansevoort Street and proceed North, taking pictures of the skyline and the sunset over Hudson.
See the picture of the High Line (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudentas/3605325345/) I took this Saturday from the terrace of the Standard Hotel.
As far as I know, tripods are allowed as long as they do not create an obstacle.
If you are late, you can call me at[masked] and join the group.
About the High Line
The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.
The project gained the City's support in 2002. The High Line south of 30th Street was donated to the City by CSX Transportation Inc. in 2005. The design team of landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, created the High Line's public landscape with guidance from a diverse community of High Line supporters. Construction on the park began in 2006. The first section, from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street, was open in June 2009.