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New York Times highlights the Bloomingdale Trail

A new article in the New York Times highlights efforts around the nation at converting unused railroads into parks and greenspace, including our very own Bloomingdale Trail project right here in Chicago:

“There’s a nice healthy competition between big American cities,” said Ben Helphand, who is pushing to create a park on a defunct rail line in Chicago. “That this has been done in New York puts the onus on us to do it ourselves and to give it a Chicago stamp.”

Nifty photo, too, from atop the Bloomingdale rail line.

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