The ASLA blog team was there for opening day, and writes that the new segment packs "a rich array of experiences" into its 1/2 mile of former railroad trestle:
"At 23rd street, there's a new lawn and steps. Working with the existing infrastructure, the designers used the wider segment, once comprised of an extra set of rail tracks for offloading cargo, to create a larger gathering space. The steps anchor a 4,900-square foot lawn. At its north end, the lawn lifts visitors a few feet into the air, offering them views of 'Brooklyn to the east, and the Hudson River and New Jersey to the west.'"