Photo of the Week: History in the Shadows

The play of light and shadows at sunset transforms ordinary buildings next to the High Line at West 20th Street. Photo by Annik La Farge

Author, neighbor, and High Line member and volunteer, Annik La Farge, often turns her lens and her pen to the High Line on her blog, delving into the fascinating history that surrounds the elevated railway and the neighborhoods that encircle it.

Our photo of the week is a recent shot by Annik that evokes the rich history of West Chelsea. On West 20th Street alone, the uses of these unassuming warehouse buildings span from pelt-trading by early Dutch settlers and uranium enriching during the Manhattan Project, to present day art galleries and even the current High Line administrative offices.

Read more about the history of West Chelsea warehouses on Annik’s blog, Livin’ the High Line.

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