Statement on Governor Cuomo’s $60 Million High Line Expansion Proposal
We strongly applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal in his 2021 State of the State to invest $60 million to connect the High Line east to the Moynihan Train Hall and west to the Javits Convention Center and Pier 76. The pandemic has amplified the importance of outdoor spaces in urban areas, and the need to build back better through sustainable green initiatives.
The High Line is one of the most successful urban renewal and economic development projects in history and has become a “must-visit” for millions of New York residents and visitors. This new High Line expansion will make it easier for people to access and enjoy this unique space and contribute to the long-term growth of the state and city as we rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic. We commend the High Line Board and executive management for their enduring commitment to keeping the High Line an exceptional public amenity and asset for our beloved City’s residents and countless visitors.
Capalino has proudly worked on the High Line helping transform it from an idea over 20 years ago into a major NYC landmark – from advocating for City support to securing millions in funding for the construction and operations of the park. It is our hope that the Governor’s visionary investment will expand the High Line’s impact inspiring cities around the world to find creative, innovative ways to develop public space and green the urban environment.
For more information, read the Governor’s press release.