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Anna Kahn

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The Park in the Sky

In 1847 the City of New York authorized street level railroad tracks down Manhattan’s West Side on Tenth Avenue to ship freight.  Tenth Avenue became known as “Death Avenue” because so many accidents occurred between trains and other traffic.  The railroads even had men called the “West Side Cowboys” to ride horses and wave flags in front of trains, but the accidents continued.   After much debate on the continued accidents, in 1929 the City, the State of New York, and the New York Central Railroad then agreed to elevate the tracks.  It was a large project conceived by Robert Moses that also included the construction of the West Side Elevated Highway. The 13-mile project also added 32 acres to Riverside Park. It cost more than $150,000,000 (about $2,060,174,000 today). It became known as the High Line.  Following the growth of the interstate trucking business the last...
Posted to Attractions on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:51:42 PM

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