With the new year fast approaching, the abandoned railway-turned-urban skypark that is New York’s High Line takes a look back at a triumphant–and occasionally trying (thanks, Sandy)–2012 in this peppy photo montage. Approximately 4.4 million people visited the High Line this year for leisurely strolls, free film screenings, field trips, artworks by the likes of Richard Artschwager and El Anatsui, photo ops with self-seeded plants and wild grasses, parties, and all sorts of other reasons you’ll see in the below “year in pictures.” Pull up a tapered plank and enjoy.