Gallery: New Jersey is Fighting for Its Own High Line-Style Rail Park

Flowers blooming at 6th Street at The Harsimus Stem Embankmen in Jersey City.

Manhattan’s High Line has been such a success that now New Jersey is hankering to have their own elevated park. The proposed site of the green space would be at the Harsimus Stem Embankment, an abandoned elevated stone structure that has been caught in legal battles for the past 13 years. The line runs for half a mile along 6th St. in downtown Jersey City and once carried seven tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad to the Hudson River Waterfront. Community members and nonprofit groups are hoping to convert the controversial spot to a public area with skyline views.

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