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Julia Boyer
EnlargePeter Mullan, VP of Planning & Design

On Wednesday, March 17, FHL's Vice President of Planning & Design, Peter Mullan, is participating in CUNY's 4-part panel series entitled, Turning the Tide: New York's Waterfront in Transition. Peter will be speaking with four other panelists on the topic, "Waterfront Parks: Old, New, Green, Blue". The symposium series will address issues pertaining to the transformation and preservation of the New York City Waterfront. The four additional speakers will include: Drew Becher, New York Restoration Project; Dr. Vicky Gholson; Friends of Riverbank State Park; Connie Fishman, Hudson River Park Trust; Jeanne Dupont, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, and moderated by Dr. Rutherford H. Platt, Senior Fellow of CISC.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
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pipeHigh Line Curator Lauren Ross with Valerie Hegarty'sAutumn on the Hudson Valley with Branches, on view right now near the park's 20th Street Entrance.
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Julia Boyer
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EnlargeENYA 2010 Winning Entry.

The Emerging New York Architects Committee(ENYA) with AIA New York recently announced the winners of its 4th international competition for High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure. The ideas competition was intended to explore urban opportunities and draw awareness to restoring and reopening the historic High Bridge.

ENYA biennial competition challenges designers to explore how disused structures can be reconfigured into vibrant urban centers. Over 170 teams and individuals from all over the world submitted design concepts for New York's High Bridge.



Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
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pipeOne of the snowmen built on the High Line over the weekend. This guy greeted visitors at the 10th Avenue Square.
 

This past weekend, the High Line was inundated with a peaceful army of snow people. Park visitors took advantage of the record snowfall and a created snowmen and ladies in wide range of size, shape, and personality--it was quite a sight to see!

With the sunny spell we've had this week, many of the snow people have since melted, but you can check out a few of our favorites below.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipeJohnny Linville at work on the High Line. Photo by David Kimelman. See more of the gardeners in action in David's album on Flickr.
 

Johnny Linville, one of the High Line's five full-time gardeners (and frequent equipment model) recently told me about his transition from traditional office job to the world of professional gardening. Up until December of 2007, Johnny helped run a branch of a private company that focused on literacy remediation. He loved his job, but was more passionate about gardening, a hobby he had cultivated nearly all his life, from helping to coordinate a community garden to participating in his native Santa Barbara's Bonsai Club. So, one day during the middle of winter, Johnny took a leap of faith and resigned from his job. He obtained an internship with the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and was able to gain the technical groundwork to begin his new career.

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