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High Line Park Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

High Line Park (credit: Mark Mason, CBS NewYork.com -  ©2011 CBS Local)

High Line Park (credit: Mark Mason, CBS NewYork.com – ©2011 CBS Local)

NEW YORK (CNSNewYork/AP) – It’s a special day for an unusual public space.

The High Line, a park in a former freight rail line above Manhattan’s streets, is marking its fifth anniversary.

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The Friends of the High Line group is hosting a pie social Monday night to mark the occasion.

The High Line runs for nearly two miles through the Meatpacking District and Chelsea. It uses an old elevated rail track that hasn’t had trains running since 1980.

The first section of the park opened in June 2009, and a second phase two years later.

Over the last five years, more than 2,000 tours, 400 school field trips and countless other visitors have taken in the High Line. It also has provided a platform for more than 70 public art projects.

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