City living is good for the environment. When populations are concentrated, they are pooling resources. They use less electricity because their apartments are close together, less oil because of mass transportation and less water because they don’t have big lawns to feed. And cities like New York are constantly working to become greener, from the Science Barge, an experiment in bringing local produce to the city, to green roofs, collective grocery stores and hybrid-electric taxi cabs, things are becoming more environmentally friendly in the city all the time.
High Line Park is one-such improvement, suggested by nature, to green the city. The High Line was an old set of railway tracks on stilts, running through the city. It was supposed to be torn down, but local residents had come to love the trees, flowers and shrubs that had overgrown the tracks. So the tracks were converted into a park, running a beautiful river of natural beauty through the city for all to enjoy.
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