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Anonymous
The movement to save the High Line started as a grassroots operation, localized in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.  From the very early days, the neighborhood newspapers of Community Media (The Villager, Gay City News, Downtown Express, and later, Chelsea Now) have carried some of the best coverage of the project.
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Danya Sherman
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Last night we partied with our neighbor Edris as she celebrated her salon's 5th anniversary. With a bouncer out front of our building, a dance floor full of old friends from the neighborhood, and great food and wine, we couldn't have thought of a better way to spend a Monday night. Congratulations, Edris!


More photos after the jump.

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meredithatthehi...
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state of the mta
 

This morning, MTA Executive Director Lee Sander gave the first ever State of the MTA address. However, despite RSVP'ing last week, I wasn't able to make it inside, along with a bunch of other heartbroken transit enthusiasts. Bummer. Above are some shots of the huddled masses gathered outside of Cooper Union's Great Hall moments before we were turned away.

Author: 
meredithatthehi...
irish hunger
falling water
 
[Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and New York City's Irish Hunger Memorial by Robert Silman Associates]

opera house
alfaisaliah
 
Author: 
Danya Sherman
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The New York Chapter of the American Society for Landscape Architects is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Applications are due February 29th and should include a one-page cover letter and resume to info@asla.org.

Author: 
meredithatthehi...
ohnyFHL Volunteers B.C. Roberts and Patrick Kennedy check in visitors at OHNY 2007 last October
 

Working with our volunteers is one of my favorite parts of my job.  Friends of the High Line has about 115 active volunteers, all of them dynamic individuals who care about the future of New York City.

Last month, we held a volunteer orientation for current and prospective volunteers at the General Theological Seminary in Chelsea.  The beginning of the year is a good time to bring everyone together for an update on where we are in the construction process, as well as give a heads-up as to what events and projects are coming down the pike in 2008.  There are lots of ways to get involved, including staffing special events, working in our office helping to get out big mailings, or serving as a volunteer docent on the High Line during openhousenewyork.  And with the High Line's opening scheduled to take place before the end of the year, there will be a huge need for volunteer support going forward.

If you're interested in becoming a Friends of the High Line volunteer, please e-mail volunteer@thehighline.org.

More photos of our awesome volunteers in action after the jump.


Author: 
joshatthehighline

Demolition has started on Sherrill Hall, the Seminary building that sparked a bitter neighborhood battle in Chelsea last year, when Seminary leaders proposed replacing it with a 17-story building. Scaffolding is up. Signs have been posted about asbestos removal and rat-baiting.

Author: 
robertatthehighline
no doubt you will ruin it
 

This is one of my favorite comments cards from our 2003 Ideas Competition. I've kept on my desk since then.

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