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The third section of the High Line, from 30th to 34th Streets, will be closed to park visitors from Tuesday, February 9, to Tuesday, February 23, due to an ongoing construction project. The High Line south of 30th Street will be accessible to visitors during this time.

Manhattan Borough President's Community Planning Fellowship

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's office is now taking applications for its 2008-2009 Community Planning Fellowship. The program, open to second-year graduate students in planning, intends to engage planning students in public service and to provide practical educational experience. Part of the Fellowship involves attending a planning seminar, which meets at least four times per semester. FHL's Robert Hammond was a guest speaker at this year's spring seminar.

In accordance with a hands-on approach to planning curriculum, Fellows will also log 15 hours a week in the office of one of Manhattan's 12 Community Boards. Projects at the Community Boards may focus on physical planning, policy research, problem-solving, day-to-day matters or longer-term service delivery concerns, and public outreach activities.

Past Fellows have worked to complete community-based plans (197-a plans); develop recommendations on land use applications (ULURP); map and analyze neighborhood conditions; and research landmarks/historic sites.

The application deadline is June 15.

More info about the annual fellowship is available here as a PDF, or on the Borough President's Web site.

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