New York needs to figure out its highest and best use — soon.
What do you do with a 141-mile stretch of rail bed that cuts through one of the nation’s greatest parks? Revive the rail, or build a trail?
Fans of each of those options have staked out their case, and could probably keep arguing until the moose come home. Now one side has offered a smart way to end the debate: Why not have the state, which owns these tracks, study the options and decide?
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