Real Estate: Highline Up, Meatpacking Down

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Change is inevitable. Reported in today’s NY Post, Highline: Sky’s Limit, today is a big day for the venerable old Highline, the ancient elevated railway that still wends its way from the West Village to Chelsea, but carries nothing but grass. While the city is unveiling the plans of four design firms for the 1.5 mile stretch which include nature trails, elevated parks and even swimming pools with beaches included, the 65 million dollar plan to revitalize the track and get it opened by 2006 is sure to have a deep impact on the sleepy area. For one, it should sure make this attractive place to live, even more attractive – especially for families with children. Expect rents to go up.

The proposals will be on public view tomorrow at American Institute of Architecture’s gallery at 536 La Guardia Place in Greenwich Village. (NYPost – photo Bluejake) MGR