Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. This popped up on the Hayfoot’s email from the Friends of the High Line blog and she passed along:
As legend has it, in 1980, after years of declining use, the final train chugged down the elevated railway, carrying three carloads of frozen turkeys.
This last shipment of turkeys marked the end of an era in which the High Line played an integral role in bringing raw materials and food into New York City. Since its construction in 1934, the High Line had transported meat, raw goods, and finished products to and from the area’s factories, including the Nabisco bakery within the building that is now home to Chelsea Market.
If you ever visit New York I strongly recommend a visit to the High Line. Enjoy your day.