Save the High Line at the Rail Yards: Upcoming Public Hearing

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Author: 
Kate Lindquist

From the beginning, it has always been our vision to preserve the entire High Line, from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, through the West Side Rail Yards.

On Wednesday, May 12, the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the City's ULURP application to allow it to acquire the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Community Board 4 have already recommended approval of the proposal, but obtaining approval from the City Planning Commission is required to move the application forward.

The most effective way to show your support is by attending the City Planning Commission’s upcoming public hearing.

City Planning Commission Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
10:00 AM
22 Reade Street, Spector Hall
New York, NY 10007

This is your last chance to show your support before the proposal goes to the City Council for a final public hearing and vote. Please join us! RSVP by e-mailing railyards@thehighline.org.

We will have a limited number of red t-shirts saying "Save the High Line at the Rail Yards" or "Save the Spur" for supporters to wear during the hearing. If you already have a red t-shirt, please wear it to show your support!

Please note that the hearing will begin at 10:00 AM. To ensure a seat at the hearing, we recommend arriving between 9:30 and 10:00 AM. While we do not know the exact time our proposal will be considered, the High Line is the second item on the agenda for that day, so chances are that we will be heard shortly after 10:00 AM.

Any amount of time that you are able to join us at the hearing – a half hour, one hour, or more – will help us show the Commission that the public continues to support the preservation of the entire High Line. Help us preserve this iconic part of New York’s industrial history.

pipePhoto courtesy Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography.