Today, Related Companies announced they would no longer move forward with their plan to build a wall separating the public from the High Line. This announcement comes less than a week after Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan), Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, Community Board 4 and other local leaders spoke out in protest of this plan.
Senator Hoylman released the following statement in response:
“The High Line is – and always should be – a public space for all New Yorkers to enjoy. I’m pleased to see Related backing down from their plan to build a 20-foot high concrete wall that would have cut off the High Line from new open space.
“Too many billionaires want New York City to be their private playground. But when New Yorkers stand together, we can ensure there’s a place for all of us in this city.”