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Author: 
Erika Harvey
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for helping us make 2011 an incredible year for the High Line.

This year saw two major milestones for the High Line: the opening of the High Line from West 20th Street to West 30th Street, doubling the length of the park, and an agreement to preserve the third and final section of High Line at the rail yards, including the spur.

But so much more happened on the High Line in 2011: a post-snowstorm Snow Sculpt-Off, a Salman Rushdie Karma Chain, rooftop dance performances, 50,000 new plants, four competing teen step teams, mushroom-shaped bouncy houses, a temporary public plaza below the High Line, 15,000 roller skaters, avocado popsicles, a working water feature, kids releasing butterflies and earthworms, salsa dancing at sunset, a historic $20 million gift for the rail yards and the endowment, our first comprehensive book on the High Line, and a larger-than-life $100,000 bill art installation.

We've compiled some of our favorite images, video, and stories from this incredible year. We hope you enjoy them!

Best wishes for the new year.

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               Joshua David                                  Robert Hammond
               Co-Founder                                      Co-Founder

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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You've decked the halls, now decorate your walls with High Line posters from our Web Shop. For the first week in January, enjoy 50% off posters from three of our favorite artists and photographers. Joel Sternfeld, Paula Scher, and Michael DeFeo posters, regularly $16, will be $8 for one week only, from Sunday, January 1 – January 8, 2012.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Winter BerryThe winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) on the High Line near West 21st Street. Photo by Barry Munger.
 

Temperatures may be dropping, but you will find a beautiful landscape, thought-provoking public art, and engaging public programs at the High Line over the next few months. Here are a few reasons to rediscover the High Line this winter.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
High Line GingerbreadAn edible High Line made of gingerbread, frosting, and festive winter plants is now on view at Cookshop.
 

Edible High Lines are the new trend this holiday season.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist

The holidays are upon us. If you find yourself searching for the perfect gift for your loved one, look no further than the High Line Web Shop, where you can pick up your copy of High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky.

Here are the reasons why our new book makes a great gift:

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Chelsea Market PassageThe Chelsea Market Passage was home to High Line Food vendors all summer and fall. Photo by Iwan Baan.
 

Our first full season of High Line Food will soon come to a close. We pulled together some photos of our favorite moments from the year. Take a look, and tell us what you think. We hope you will share your thoughts with us to help make High Line Food even better next year.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
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Planning to give a copy of our new book, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky, as a holiday gift?

Join us this week to get the book signed by the authors, Joshua David and Robert Hammond. The High Line Co-Founders will be at Charles Nolan on Thursday, December 8 and the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday, December 9.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
100000 BillPhoto by Friends of the High Line Courtesy John Baldessari and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
 

Today we unveiled The First $100,000 I Ever Made, a new work created by artist John Baldessari. The work features a $100,000 bill enlarged to cover the 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street. This is the first work presented in a newly launched series called HIGH LINE BILLBOARD.

We asked Cecilia Alemani, Curator and Director of High Line Art at Friends of the High Line, to answer some questions about the new work.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist


It’s a familiar experience for those who have recently visited the High Line. Standing at the northernmost point of the park, you look through the metal construction fence and see the still undeveloped stretch of the historic freight rail structure. You ask yourself, “What is happening out there? Will this be open to the public?”

Here is your chance to find out.

Join us at the High Line at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 PM to get an update on the third and final section of the High Line.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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Gift Guide

Visit the High Line Web Shop this holiday season to find great gifts for all the special people in your life. High Line merchandise is perfect for architecture and design geeks, green thumbs, New York City enthusiasts, and children alike. What’s more, every purchase in our Web Shop directly supports the maintenance and operations of the High Line!

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