Finally, the opening date for the High Line has been announced! Our sources tell us the Mayor will be doing the ribbon cutting on June 8th, followed by a public opening on Tuesday the 9th. No word yet on a comeback of David Bowie's High Line Festival.
So just how crowded is this highly anticipated park going to get? NYMag reports that there may be a wristband policy, limiting occupancy to 1,700 at a time. They explain, "During peak periods, access to the facility would be limited to the southernmost entrance at Gansevoort Street and interested visitors would receive wristbands permitting admission to the park at allotted hours. Eventually a live web link will allow people to check the park’s availability prior to making the trek west."
The High Line folks say the plan was just incase overcrowding becomes an issue, however, and it's one they're "not going to start unless we need to—where we’ll control access to the park." Yeah, yeah, next thing you know there will be bottle service up there.