Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to connect High Line to New Moynihan Train Hall

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Courtesy of Friends of the High Line

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to extend the High Line in Manhattan to give pedestrians access to the elevated pathway from the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall as part of the 2021 State of the State.

Brookfield Property Group will partner with Empire State Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Friends of the High Line to build an L-shaped connection from the 10th Ave. terminus of the High Line to Brookfield’s Manhattan West public space.

Under the governor’s proposal, the project will extend the existing High Line eastward at 10th Ave. and 30th St. along Dyer Ave. to the mid-block between 9th and 10th avenues, at which point it will turn north and connect into the elevated public space. The public space would then terminate on 9th Ave. directly across from the entrance to the Farley Building and the new Moynihan Train Hall.

This is the first phase of two planned extensions of the High Line that will create more pedestrian-friendly and safer connections through Midtown West, from the new Moynihan Train Hall all the way to Pier 76 in Hudson River Park. The second phase will extend the northwestern end of the High Line, which currently terminates at 34th St. and 12th Ave., northward past the Javits Center before turning west to cross the West Side Highway and end at Pier 76, the next great public pier in Hudson River Park.

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