The grant will pay for the design of the first phase of the project in Rego Park.
Officials said Dr. Craig Spencer visited the High Line, a restaurant, and a Brooklyn bowling alley.
The vending machine will sit beneath the High Line as part of the AiOP Festival starting Oct. 9.
The third section of the park will stretch from 30th Street to 34th Street.
Executive director Jenny Gersten made the unexpected announcement Tuesday.
Bubby's has a new 16-scoop Kitchen Sink sundae, with toppings including pretzels and cookie crumbs.
Park-goers can now connect to Wi-Fi between W. 14th and W. 16th streets.
Jenny Gersten said despite its international renown, the park's main goal is to serve the neighborhood.
A worker hurt his head and shoulders when he fell from a Chelsea construction site, witnesses said.
According to neighbors, construction noise booms from the Hudson Yards site all day and all night.
The elevated park has shut down 10 times since Dec. 15 so workers could remove snow and ice.
The Periplaneta japonica roach can survive in cold and snow, scientists said.
The much-anticipated third section of the park will feature a bowl-shaped area that's lush with greenery.
The project on West 18th Street will clear the way for a parking lot to become apartments.
Friends of the High Line named Jenny Gersten as its new executive director.
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