Urban Greenways

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High Line in New York City 5-3-10

Annik LaFarge, author of On the High Line: A Walk Through America’s Most Unique Urban Park, which will be available in April, is also writing a blog http://livinthehighline.com/ In the blog he writes about many other elevated/railroad gardens including The Bridge of Flowers.

Since this photo in 2010, the High Line has been extended

I visited the High Line in 2010 and it is a fabulous space, but it has to be said that the Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers predates the High Line and all the other greenway projects by decades. Just goes to show that the women of the Women’s Club  were way ahead of their time. They continue to maintain the Bridge of Flowers  in beautiful bloom from April through October.

One of the most unusual greenways that Annik links to is the Delancey Street Underground. This planned project would bring sunlight to the 1.5 acre underground trolley terminal and turn it into green space. Gardens are growing UP and DOWN in NYC. What a town!

Bridge of Flowers - view to the west 5-24-11

Shelburne Falls is quite a town too.

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