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NEW YORK - New York City has acquired the third and final section of the High Line, an elevated stretch of historic freight rail line that's been converted to a public park. CSX Transportation Inc. donated the line, clearing the way for final construction. It'll wrap around the planned Hudson Rail Yards between West 30th and 34th streets.
Beauty in Beliefs
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Museum of Art will host an exhibit of the arts in Islamic society. "Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture" will open Nov. 2 and include calligraphy, ceramics, paintings, woodcarvings and textiles. It has a 26-foot calligraphic scroll dating from the 14th or 15th century, a 13th-century bowl from Iran and a Syrian glass flask believed to date from the seventh century. The exhibit will run through Jan. 13, 2013, then move to Newark.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Copying Sweden, Vermont's tourism department has launched a new social media campaign asking residents to tweet about why Vermont is a great place live, work and visit. The first tweeter, Ken Millman, who lives in Alburgh and works in Burlington, tweeted about fishing in Lake Champlain, his commute and visiting his mother in Quebec. To keep the tweets inoffensive, the Tourism Department says it's requiring residents to explain why they want to participate and what they would talk about, and to provide their Twitter handle.
ZILLAH, Wash. - If you're driving through Zillah you can't miss the new visitors' center. It's a red and white building designed to look like a tea pot. It was originally built in the 1920s, inspired by the Tea Pot Dome scandal, and served for years as a gas station. The city of Zillah purchased the landmark five years ago and moved it to a park.