Since its opening as a park in 2009, the High Line has been a hit with locals and visitors to the Big Apple alike. More than just a great way to rise above the bustling traffic in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, the converted rail line is one of the most successful urban revitalization projects in the city's history.
Now the operations company behind the High Line project are bringing another green space to New York. Named Domino Park, the eleven-acre riverside park is set to be built on what used to the Domino Sugar Refinery, and will provide stunning views of both the city skyline as well as the Williamsburg Bridge. Set to open in the summer of 2018, sports fields, lawns, gardens, and children's play areas will all be present.
Parts of the original sugar refinery factory will also be kept as a reminder of the area's history, with bucket elevators, cranes, and industrial catwalks all being converted into part of the elevated five-block Artifact Walk. While there's still quite a wait for the public to be able to experience the park for themselves, it definitely sounds like it will be worth it.