Executive director Jenny Gersten made the unexpected announcement Tuesday.
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.
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.
Friends of the High Line named Jenny Gersten as its new executive director.
The park will host talks on similar projects in other cities — and even on Staten Island.
The luxury bag maker's new headquarters will straddle the park.
Carol Bove's Caterpillar will bring seven sculptures to the park's final section.
Friends of the High Line said they planned to have the lights back on next week.
Co-founder Robert Hammond will step down as Friends of the High Line's executive director.
The artist, Iddi Amadu, said he was struck in the face with a walkie-talkie and left bleeding.
The first phase of the new section is expected to open in 2014.
The High Line will open its third section to select visitors during two weekends in October.
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