Gallery: A “High Line” Market Gains Momentum in Harlem

 
Proposed sketches of the market stalls under the Metro North Rail Line for the updated La Marqueta by Meta Brunzema Architects PC

Photo credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz/WSJ

Every city deserves a High Line park — Harlem perhaps more than others. In its heyday, Harlem enjoyed an open air food market under the active Metro North rail line called, La Marqueta, which was a common meeting area and place to buy, sell, and trade. In the 1970’s the market declined considerably and has never bounced back — and right now, it’s practically empty. Progress is afoot though, and the Harlem’s Economic Development Corporation is gaining support to revitalize the space and transform it into a mile-long covered market and public park promenade – a High Line for Harlem.

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  1. Award-Winning Park Life... September 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

    […] Tirana is actually a city, but the site for Park Life is on its outskirts and is quite suburban. However, with the density being so high, JA Joubert decided to defy what the classic definition of a suburb is with their design. The result was a new type of community for all different age groups with sports and health facilities, an integral solution for building and parking, restaurants and shops and outdoor living all encapsulated within a giant park. […]

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