The Highline park at night. The Highline park at night.

Saving the Highline

The Firm helped save the High Line after New York City Mayor Giuliani signed a contract to destroy the railway, claiming it was dangerous and blighted. The Firm represented Friends of the Highline, the New York City Council, and a group of developers, architects, government officials, and Chelsea and Greenwich Village residents in their effort to turn this unused elevated rail line on the lower West Side of Manhattan into a public promenade.

Our representation of Friends of the High Line required aggressive litigation in state trial and appellate courts and careful coordination with political and public relations strategies to receive the desired result. The High Line now attracts an estimated 8 million visitors each year.