Religious leaders call for Home Depot boycott

Initially, faith leaders and voting rights advocates singled out several companies they criticized for saying nothing or offering bland statements about election restrictions. After Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines issued scathing statements opposing a sweeping elections rewrite, the faith leaders shifted their focus to other firms that hadn’t waded into the debate.

The new law requires voters to verify their identification to request an absentee ballot, shortens early voting before runoff elections, curbs the use of ballot drop boxes, tightens the window for requesting an absentee ballot and gives the GOP-controlled Legislature new powers over local election offices.

Gov. Brian Kemp and other supporters say they’re responding to GOP voters who demanded changes in response to former President Donald Trump’s false claims about widespread voting fraud. They say the overhaul restores confidence in the vote and, in some cases, expands mandatory weekend early voting days before the general election.

The governor, who signed the legislation into law last month, called the boycott “absolutely ridiculous” in a social media post on Tuesday. And he lashed out at the faith leaders and their allies at a press conference at the state Capitol in front of a blue pro-business banner, warning that their boycott threats could deal lasting damage to the state’s economic reputation.

“This bill makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat,” Kemp said, his voice rising. “And no one — no one —no matter what political side of the aisle you’re on should be boycotting because of that.”

The critics say the new restrictions are a direct response to stunning Democratic victories in November and January that will make it harder for left-leaning voters, particularly Georgians of color and the elderly, to cast ballots.

Among those calling for the boycott are the Rev. Timothy McDonald III, senior pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church and founder of the African American Ministers Leadership Council; the Rev. Jamal Bryant, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Lee May, lead pastor at Transforming Faith Church.

The boycott will be done is phases, with activists hoping that Home Depot will take the opportunity to come to the table, McDonald said during a press conference Tuesday held in a Decatur shopping center across from a bustling Home Depot.

Boycotts have a long history, with organizers from various political persuasions and a range of results. Successful boycotts typically have enough community support to make a financial difference to the target.

04/01/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — AME Bishop Reginald T. Jackson makes a statement during a press conference with other religious leaders outside of the World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta, Thursday, April 1, 2021. Bishop Jackson called on people to boycott Coca-Cola, Home Depot and Delta Air Lines because he feels they have not taken a strong stance on SB 202. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

As the press conference began, Dwayne Johnson of Decatur was leaving the store. Asked by a reporter about the boycott, he said he would support the campaign and “do what’s right.”

He doesn’t shop Home Depot for himself but his clients do, he said. “I’m going to let them know this.”

On Tuesday, a spokeswoman said Home Depot would not respond directly to the boycott announcement and wished to just “underscore” its commitment to voting. Spokeswoman Margaret Smith pointed to the firm’s efforts to help people register to vote and match up employees to volunteer opportunities at the polls.

“We’ve decided that the most appropriate approach for us to take is to continue to underscore our statement that all elections should be accessible, fair and secure,” said Smith, who did not mention the Georgia election law.

Home Depot, which has headquarters in Vinings, has about $130 billion in annual revenue, the most of any company based in Georgia. It has nearly 2,300 retail locations and about 500,000 employees.

It was co-founded by Bernie Marcus, a philanthropist and Republican mega-donor, and Arthur Blank, who is now the owner of the Atlanta Falcons. Both retired from the company nearly two decades ago.

In addition to speaking out collectively against Georgia’s law, the faith leaders are demanding that the companies back litigation seeking to block the law, oppose similar legislation in other states, and support federal legislation they say would provide uniformity in voting laws across the country. They also warn the boycott could target other firms.

“It definitely will not end with Home Depot,” said McDonald. “We may call other names. We are giving them a chance to get their act together.”

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I am urging my colleagues in the Senate to pass criminal justice reform that will ensure public safety, rebuild trust between communities and law enforcement, and secure equal justice for all.”"},{"_id":"FLWU7MF6KVAMTKCRHUUXS24AGE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"7:37 p.m.: Retired nursing assistant Sugga Myrick said the video of George Floyd’s death made her sick to her stomach."},{"_id":"BJTKOGB3PZDENKIFUL5Z6BHFTI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"”It brought tears to my eyes when I saw him posing for the camera with his hands in his pockets,” said Myrick, a lifelong Atlanta resident. 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Maybe then police officers will think twice before kneeling on someone’s neck, she said."},{"_id":"AWX7HEJVRRBKVBLRPAG5DHSWR4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"”I hope they don’t just give him a slap on the wrist,” she said. “I want the max.”"},{"_id":"XLIYA3EXXNFSXPE6O4GX4AGZ6Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"— Shaddi Abusaid"},{"_id":"ZTHJ7UWAIVBEPPRZXSGGPUBHBM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"7:34 p.m.: The marchers temporarily blocked one lane of Edgewood Avenue as they marched downtown. The crowd chanted, “Guilty, guilty, guilty,” and onlookers in cars or buildings held up fists or filmed the procession on their phones as the march passed by."},{"_id":"ML546MVZL5H3DKRLGDIC2S5S7Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"7:25 p.m.: At the third meeting of the Gwinnett County Police Citizens Advisory Board Tuesday night, members held a moment of silence following the verdict. It came at the request of the vice chair, Marqus Cole, who suggested the board consider taking a minute for reflection."},{"_id":"THQIL7VOPNDRNKSXQBLRWQMQGE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"The group was borne out of the protests over Floyd’s death last summer, and Chairman Sean Goldstein said the verdict was “exactly the sort of event this board was brought together for” — to bridge the gaps between police and the public. He said it was appropriate for the board to mark “another event in that tragedy” with silence."},{"_id":"OKLYIJJMVVAQNPRMLMKPMHVXA4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"”That chain of events is a terrible tragedy,” Goldstein said. “Nobody wins there.”"},{"_id":"CC25JWMIBZG7LCODOJC5FH5GGY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"— Arielle Kass"},{"subtype":"twitter","referent":{"referent_properties":{"additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"DEX5Q5ANVJGM3JJPBTQ7CVHLRY"}},"provider":"https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=","service":"oembed","id":"https://twitter.com/jdcapelouto/status/1384655371785146371","type":"twitter"},"_id":"QOCRV6TDBZASTBIC7RNPVQITDA","raw_oembed":{"author_name":"J.D. 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I am watching Black America and white America rejoice and people across America are exhaling. Today, America should be proud.”"},{"_id":"ZQJRGRYZSJAELMMYGNFJMP6BIA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"6:05 p.m.: In a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms shared bittersweet remarks on Chauvin’s guilty verdict: ”While I am grateful that the verdict is guilty on all three counts, there is no verdict or punishment that will bring George Floyd back to his family,” Bottoms said in a statement.”As tragedies have propelled our nation into a level of needed consciousness and action in the past, it is my sincere hope that the tragic death of George Floyd will forever be our reminder that the work towards reform, healing and reconciliation is not a one-time event. We must continue this work if we ever hope to truly be one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”"},{"_id":"KAGDPT45QBCWJPY3BNOG2EMIOU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"— Wilborn Nobles"},{"_id":"TYRLJ6SSORAJZJ5N73ZG2EXR5M","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:52 p.m.: The Rev. Major Woodall, president of the Georgia NAACP. “The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is a much-needed acknowledgment of the violence that Black people continue to suffer from every single day at this moment. We don’t find joy in any conviction in an unjust criminal legal system but we do mark this moment as a bending of the moral arc of the universe towards justice.”"},{"_id":"AWZA56DGMRCHBNCRTMYFJMVAYA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:46 p.m.: Atlanta criminal defense attorney Bill Morrison said he was not surprised by the guilty verdicts. “The first week of the trial, the state spent its time proving Chauvin was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said. “The remainder of the trial they showed he was guilty to a mathematical certainty.”"},{"owner":{"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc"},"address":{},"syndication":{},"caption":"Civil rights attorney Gerald Griggs stood with a Black Lives Matter flag at the George Floyd mural on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta after the verdict came in.","source":{"system":"photo center","name":"AJC","edit_url":"https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/P23ZLXYPQNAKBAACJ3O765JFPI","source_type":"staff","additional_properties":{"editor":"photo center"}},"taxonomy":{"associated_tasks":[]},"type":"image","distributor":{"mode":"reference","reference_id":"8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019"},"version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/P23ZLXYPQNAKBAACJ3O765JFPI.jpg","licensable":false,"credits":{"affiliation":[{"name":"J.D. 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It’s time for DA’s offices to step up and make sure we try these cases in a courtroom and justice will come.”"},{"_id":"JRSHY42MNBCKPFFRT5WY3Z4ZZU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"Melodee Lovett, 23, stopped by the Floyd mural to take a picture. She said her friend is the sister of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer last year."},{"_id":"Z43DYXRIQZEWDHEKZBDZOHL53Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"”This is just the beginning,” she said. “It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”"},{"_id":"TCXLN2ZUWJE65C7C7ALNLTZSCU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"— J.D. Capelouto"},{"_id":"YJZCLNTDIVBO5GHFJNDVTTRHEE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:35 p.m.: “Justice has been served,” said the Rev. Shanan Jones, president of Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta. “Indeed, Dr. King was right, the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Along that arc we have seen countless cases of Black lives being threatened and harmed and, in the most extreme cases, killed by those who have been sworn by law to serve and to protect.”"},{"_id":"ODHUNEYKMRDFHHLPBHM34DCEB4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:30 p.m.: While many cheered the verdicts as healing and appropriate, they did not appease the political fringes."},{"_id":"HJQ3FPHEERHHHFWWUSGXADIWA4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"Reaction among left-wing activists was mixed, with some calling for action regardless of the guilty verdicts.”In order to sustain the social order, the ruling class will sacrifice a few of their operatives from time to time. Don’t be fooled by a guilty verdict today,” tweeted Cooperation Jackson, a Mississippi-based progressive economic group that promotes worker-owed cooperatives.  "},{"_id":"3S5IOQBSKVE63IPBZMLWJDLMFY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"— Chris Joyner"},{"owner":{"id":"ajc"},"address":{"locality":"Minneapolis","region":"MN"},"caption":"In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin's trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. 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Today, however, there is a small incremental step toward accountability. We hope this guilty verdict begins to show that white supremacy will not win. "},{"_id":"Z46YLXZ3CRFZLEESW3ZCHOE37E","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"White supremacy has no place in democracy, especially one that is supposed to guarantee us our freedom to live. But let us also be clear that this still does not bring our loved ones back. We do not get George Floyd back. His daughter and family have to grow up without him. His family continues his legacy through the George Floyd Memorial Foundation. And Black Lives Matter will continue to call for abolition because we ultimately believe abolition will ensure the freedom of Black people. "},{"_id":"3J4QASMI3VCDJL5GVSMGIB6NXQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"BLMGNF will continue to work toward abolition and Black liberation — one where Black people across the diaspora thrive, experience joy, and are no longer defined by their struggles. We will continue to heal the past, re-imagine the present, and invest in the future of Black lives.”"},{"_id":"AEXZBJ2SY5HHZO53EG4AZF7VGM","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"XCL55GQAGVD4TOYRAMGDO4VOJM"},"type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/solemn-day-in-america-national-reaction-to-derek-chauvin-guilty-verdict/KU6XCBSMS5A55PTV3R4IGEJYYU/","content":"‘Solemn day in America;’ National reaction to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict"},{"_id":"EWN7JBFXQJAGNGTBO5W3XT4YWQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:14 p.m.: Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement: “Today’s guilty verdict is a pivotal moment for policing in America. The conviction of Derek Chauvin sends the message that we can and will hold officers accountable. But, it’s important to note this is only the beginning. This one case, this instance of justice, is what is deserved and overdue for so many other families. “Although nothing can bring George Floyd back, my hope is that his family can find some solace in knowing that justice was served. “We are done dying.”"},{"_id":"MWAMSRTKLFAVXHZUTZ2DUDU4AM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:11 p.m.: NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson released the following statement: “While justice landed Derek Chauvin behind bars for killing George Floyd, no amount of justice will bring Gianna’s father back. The same way a reasonable police officer would never suffocate an unarmed man to death, a reasonable justice system would recognize its roots in white supremacy and end qualified immunity. Police are here to protect, not lynch. We will not rest until all in our community have the right to breathe.”  "},{"_id":"3OHWXVGTCNA7ZMTVOBZPVV6CUY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:08 p.m.: The ACLU of Georgia released the following statement in reaction to the verdict: “Across the state of Georgia people stood up and demanded justice for George Floyd. This verdict is an affirmation that democracy can be made to work.  The impact of Mr. Floyd will be felt across our state in the new elected officials who were inspired to run on platforms of police and criminal justice system reform and the voters who marched from the streets to the voting booth and supported policy reform,” said Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia."},{"_id":"ZNH2POS45BGCHNA54ZQFMRG3SA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"5:02 p.m.: A jury announced that Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter."},{"_id":"IVX6ZRU63RHLFMPQPLMHKSGHMM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"— Staff writers Ernie Suggs, Bill Rankin and Sheila Poole contributed to this report. 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At the Capitol, protesters chanting “Tear down Gordon” faced off with guards over the equestrian statue of John Brown Gordon."},{"_id":"3TDVNAC5V5DAHM2TZYPAUC72HI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813610},"type":"text","content":"Here are the most visible places in metro Atlanta that commemorate the Confederacy and its leaders. (And for more information about Confederate and segregation-era politicians honored at the Capitol, click here.)"},{"owner":{"id":"ajc"},"workflow":{"status_code":4},"caption":"The Lion of the Confederacy was erected in Oakland Cemetery in 1895. 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Lanier was a famous musician, poet and author from Macon who was inducted as a charter member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. His artistic legacy is so large that Lanier County and Lake Lanier are named after him."},{"_id":"LNV4EWR6BFEA7JUY4BKXVWEK2U","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813640},"type":"text","content":"In his youth, Lanier was a Confederate soldier who was captured by Union forces. He contracted tuberculosis while a prisoner of war and this condition would plague him until his death. Lanier's only published novel was a good-vs-evil tale with a Yankee villian."},{"_id":"FGMGU7TX6NF53JVY7BJJ6KG7RY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813641},"type":"text","content":"In 2012, the bust was relocated to Oglethorpe University and a replica was installed at Piedmont Park. 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Although the Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia Division said that it would file a temporary restraining order to block the removal, no such order had been filed by June 18."},{"_id":"ZTD5HARWEBBRNJLFUOZXMMLC7E","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612018512463},"type":"text","content":"In the months following the monument’s removal, various community groups and advocates suggested that a new monument should be erected at the spot to honor the late Congressman John Lewis, whose 5th District includes a large part of DeKalb County."},{"owner":{"id":"ajc"},"workflow":{"status_code":4},"caption":"The Thomas Jefferson statue faced Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur.","source":{"system":"Methode","source_type":"other","source_id":"7772cede-b4b3-11ea-a809-0b9f3272a14d","additional_properties":{"editor":"photo center"}},"type":"image","distributor":{"mode":"reference","reference_id":"8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019"},"version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg","licensable":false,"display_date":"2020-06-22T18:09:09Z","credits":{"by":[{"name":"Wikimedia Commons","type":"author","byline":"Wikimedia Commons","slug":"wikimedia-commons"}]},"subtitle":"Statue of Thomas Jefferson in downtown Decatur removed","width":4320,"first_publish_date":"2020-06-22T18:09:09Z","_id":"3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A","additional_properties":{"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/resizer/DE8fNY8ztj_JQJ_rRRZfCOsMeSA=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg","comments":[],"keywords":["DeKalb County","Decatur","atlanta-neighborhoods.ajc","protests","localnews.ajc","Atlanta protests"],"proxyUrl":"/resizer/DE8fNY8ztj_JQJ_rRRZfCOsMeSA=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg","takenOn":"2020-06-22T18:09:09Z","originalUrl":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"/resizer/DE8fNY8ztj_JQJ_rRRZfCOsMeSA=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg","thumbnailResizeUrl":"/resizer/6n4XPOjW2-NH_cTHqi6ACSyDYbA=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg","version":0,"originalName":"https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/06/22/Images/Jefferson_in_Decatur.jpg","mime_type":"image/jpeg","restricted":false,"galleries":[],"_id":1595252813714},"created_date":"2020-06-30T02:50:43Z","last_updated_date":"2020-06-30T02:50:43Z","publish_date":"2020-06-22T18:09:09Z","height":2432},{"_id":"OZ4OYRUTINCS3IL3FVSLHRTQO4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813715},"type":"text","content":"On the opposite side of the courthouse, a seated bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson was removed days later from a bench facing the sidewalk on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The statue had been on loan from a private citizen, who feared that it might be damaged, and asked that it be removed. It is unclear if the donor will ever want it to return to the grounds. Jefferson, our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, owned more than 600 slaves."},{"_id":"5BNFWRLKHFDODHV73FBH52P5NU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616090577921},"type":"text","content":"Yet another monument on the DeKalb Courthouse grounds is being considered for removal — a cannon erected to commemorate the Indian War of 1836. The United Daughters of the Confederacy placed the cannon there in 1906. In December 2020, the Decatur City Commissioners voted to remove the cannon but acknowleged that the county should decide its future. 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(A similar marker sits on East Lake Road at Ponce de Leon Avenue.) In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived of naming a transcontinental series of highways after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It would counter a similar proposal that had been made the year before for an Abraham Lincoln Highway."},{"_id":"SND7NI2SDVCMDI5Y4F3663ZGQI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813719},"type":"text","content":"As the U.S. Dept. of Transportation explains, 'In that era, it was common for private organizations to identify a route, give it a name, and promote its use and improvement.' The Jefferson Davis Highway eventually stretched all the way to the border with Canada in the Northwest. In 1925, a new government numbering system for highways made the name obsolete, although some Southern states continued to preserve the name. 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According to the Coosa Valley News, the statue will be moved to the nearby remnants Fort Norton, a Civil War fortification."},{"_id":"3GKRG42SQZALBATXHL4OJHVDFA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616089834228},"type":"text","content":"DALTON: In February 2021, a statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph P. Johnston was removed from a prominent public space downtown. The action was taken by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owns the statue, and did not involve public input or local votes. An attorney for the UDC told CNN that “various parties have worked together” to find a solution. 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A New Sky Garden for London

Wed Apr 21 , 2021
It’s a dozen years since the High Line, a narrow strip of park on an abandoned elevated train line, opened on Manhattan’s West Side and was swiftly embraced as a local resort and an international destination, as well as becoming a powerful if flowery engine of commerce. Other cities around […]