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NYT's & Public Lives on FHL Co-Founders

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Today's New York Times Metro section featured a profile of Co-Founders Robert Hammond and Josh David in the "Public Lives" column.

On the 1999 Community Board meeting where the two met, and first learned about the High Line:

ALTHOUGH neither had previously experienced a deep emotional or aesthetic connection to the structure" or, to be honest, any connection at all – the notion of it being eliminated from the cityscape in the interest of cookie-cutter development had struck them as heretical. Shortsighted, too.
"I fell in love with the very thing most people were complaining about, this rusty eyesore from the city's industrial past," says Mr. Hammond. "I saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve a mile and a half of Manhattan as an uninterrupted walkway and vantage point for people to enjoy on their own terms."

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