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Continued: Cluster of skyscrapers rising over the rails as NYC's gritty 'Wild West' is transformed

  • Article by: VERENA DOBNIK , Associated Press
  • Last update: May 23, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Even before the latest construction work, the area had seen something of a rebirth with its former elevated freight tracks transformed into the popular High Line park.

Some who live nearby are skeptical of what lies ahead.

"Something was going to be built over the rail yards — that was inevitable — and this would have been a nice opportunity to do something for the community," says resident Ann Warren, who owns a neighborhood cupcake bakery and was forced out of her apartment building on West 35th Street by eminent domain. "But all the developers want is to make money."

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