Pulling himself away from becoming a referee for NY's Funniest Home Videos, Choire Sicha gives a thorough look at the changing face of the West Chelsea in the Observer, as the High Line, the 1.5 mile elevated track that runs from Gansevoort to 34th Street along 10th Avenue, looks like it will be preserved as a park. The continuing the gentrification of the formerly gritty neighborhood into "A DESTINATION" is bolstered by the future Frank Gehry designed headquarters for Barry Diller. Gehry and Diller's outsize personality prompt Choire to suggest we run to our bookies and Gothamist will put our money on Barry - he's way more scary.
The proposed plan for the High Line will be revealed next year, but for now, look at the 720 proposals for the competition. Or visit the High Line yourself.