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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Disney World-on-Hudson?

Ouch. That's the headline on NYT op-ed piece tomorrow about the High Line, tourism and gentrification. I've enjoyed the High Line, of course, but I see the point. "Not yet four years old, the High Line has already become another stop on the must-see list for out-of-towners, another chapter in the story of New York City’s transformation into Disney World. According to the park’s Web site, 3.7 million people visited the High Line in 2011, only half of them New Yorkers. It’s this overcrowding — not just of the High Line, but of the streets around it — that’s beginning to turn the tide of sentiment."

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