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Kate Lindquist
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Another overnight snow storm brought another round of early morning snow removal on the High Line.

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Kate Lindquist
snowman-largeFollowing a recent snowfall, a snowman enjoyed one of the High Line's "peel-up" benches. Photo by Joan Garvin.
 

It's snowing again in New York City. The forecast indicates we could get nearly a foot of snow midday tomorrow, and word from the High Line Gardeners is that the snow is perfect for packing.

That means it's time for the first-ever High Line Snow Sculpt-Off.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
EnlargeDanya Sherman

Tonight at the Mid-Manhattan Library, join Danya Sherman, Deputy Director of Programs & Education at the High Line, for a discussion about how the High Line's public programs are engaging the neighborhood.

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Kate Lindquist
Ryan Francis Video

What would Jane Jacobs think about the High Line? How can you re-create the success of the High Line in other places around the world? How does the High Line benefit New York City?

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Auzelle Epeneter
Clearing snow from the High LineHigh Line staff began clearing the park's paths before sunrise. They worked throughout the morning until we could open to the public.
 

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Auzelle Epeneter
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Winter grasses on the High LineGrasses on the High Line show a multitude of colors during the colder seasons. Photo by Rich Nacin.
 

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
pipeThe Seating Steps and Lawn will be a central gathering spot when Section 2 opens in the spring.
 

Crews have finished rolling out the sod on what will be the High Line's first lawn—a 4,900 square foot swath of inviting turf in Section 2.

The Lawn is located between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets, where the High Line opens up to a wider area that once housed an extra track that served a loading deck for the adjacent warehouse.

In recent weeks, the High Line's contractors have installed sod in this central gathering spot. The sod is comprised of a mix of varied grasses that is more tolerant of heavy use, foot traffic, heat, and shade than a typical lawn.

When Section 2 opens in the spring, visitors will find that the Lawn "peels-up" at the northern end, offering an elevated vantage point from which to view the city skyline to the east, and the Hudson River to the west.

Check out more photos after the jump.

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