Joshua David was a writer on assignment in NYC when he discovered an old abandoned elevated train track called the Highline. He decided to try and turn the lost track into a public park. Defying all odds and banding together with other concerned citizens, he successfully sued the city of New York and stopped demolition. He went on to create one of New York Cities top attractions and most beloved public parks.
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