While the benches rising from the plank walks as though organically grown ‘were a conceit of the ‘90s and early oughts,’ nevertheless Craig and I thought that The High Line would indeed pass muster with such city luminaries as Jane Jacobs.

Jacobs, I had pointed out, was rightly concerned that parks—of which this could technically be classified as one—unguarded at night can invite unsavory characters to them under cover of dark. Given that The High Line is elevated, and gated, it doesn’t carry that same liability.

We agreed that Jane, as co-founder Robert Hammond said in an interview, would have liked it.

music: William Orbit