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MAS Testifies to Preserve High Line’s Eastern Spur

eastern spur high line rail yards penn stationOn Monday, December 1, Community Board 4 held a public forum on the plans for the Eastern Rail Yards at Penn Station (the area of the rail yards between tenth and eleventh avenues and 30th and 33rd Streets). Related Properties presented their concept for the area, which abuts the Eastern Spur of the High Line along its Southern boundary. Frank Sanchis, testifying for MAS, argued for the preservation of the Eastern Spur, which may be threatened by the development. “Reference to a map of the High Line”, he said, “shows that its Northern segment (including the Eastern Spur) surrounds the Eastern and Western Rail Yards development, holding the entirety in its embrace and connecting the rail yards historically and visually to the southern segment of the High Line. This is just the way the MAS thinks it should be.”