Watermelon, engineer caps:High times by the High Line


The recent High Line Festival saw thousands of people flock to the newly opened elevated park, which bisects the Meat Market, running down to Gansevoort St. between Washington and West Sts. Annie Washburn, executive director of the Meatpacking District Initiative, said she and others were serving up slices of watermelon almost faster than they could cut them for the droves of parkgoers. Above, a historic photo helped recall for parkgoers the days not so long ago when the High Line was still a functioning freight railway bringing trainloads of all manner of meat and fowl to the Meat Market.