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NYC High Line Opens June 15th

The long-anticipated opening of the High Line, an elevated freight rail line turned into park space along the west side of Manhattan, is scheduled for June 15th. However the city is limiting admittance to 1700 persons at a time.
During peak periods, access to the facility would be limited to the southernmost entrance at Gansevoort Street and interested visitors would receive wristbands permitting admission to the park at allotted hours. Eventually, Bradley said, a live web link will allow people to check the park’s availability prior to making the trek west. “One of the things that we’re uncertain about is the number of visitors that we’re going to get,” Bradley explained, “so we’re putting in place a plan — which we’re not going to start unless we need to — where we’ll control access to the park.” While Friends of the High Line manages the project, the Parks Department is in charge of providing security.
It sort of figures that a park in Chelsea would have a bouncer and wristbands.

(Via - Gothamist)

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