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The Standard Hotel (you may have heard of it) will serve as the welcome center to this year's Meatpacking District Design Week. From May 14th - May 17th the Meatpacking District Initiative will host various events and exhibits throughout the neighborhood, including a viewing of the architectural model for the planned Whitney Museum of American Art on Gansevoort Street--future home of the High Line Maintenance + Operations headquarters.

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Danya Sherman
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We are introducing an exciting new program this summer – the High Line Greeter Program. High Line Greeters will provide valuable services to visitors on the High Line, welcoming them, answering questions, and providing other types of assistance during Opening activities and on limited weekends and weekday evenings.

Becoming a High Line Greeter requires a commitment of at least five three-hour shifts from June-October on the High Line, as well as attending two mandatory Greeter Training sessions.

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Anonymous
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curios garden

This weekend, children's author and illustrator Peter Brown will read from his new book, The Curious Garden. The book, published this month by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers was inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape the author encountered on a visit the High Line. From the press release:

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  That's right, we're on flickr!

Need your High Line fix? Check out more than 1,700 photos-- including tons of historical and construction photos,  and many shots from Friends of the High Line events, on our new photostream.

Visit Friends of the High Line on flickr
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Our neighbor the Standard Hotel landed a nice New York Times review by Nicolai Ouroussoff yesterday. Ouroussoff points to the Standard's architects, Polshek Partnership,  as an example of a trend toward more "serious" firms looking for "the right balance between innovation and restraint."
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Anonymous
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Like the High Line? Want to help with our sister project? Now's your chance!

The Harsimus Stem Embankment, an elevated stone structure that runs for a half mile along 6th street in downtown Jersey City needs your help. The Embankment Preservation Coalition is the non-profit group working to preserve the Embankment, develop its top as  open space, and integrate the site into a network of local and regional pedestrian and biking trails.

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Anonymous
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Tuesday's City Council hearing on the Eastern Rail Yards text amendments was a great success for Friends of the High Line.

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As if we could love the Charlie Rose Show any more.

There's a lot of High Line talk at the beginning of this interview, plus discussion of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's other work: The Blur Building, the ICA in Boston, and of course the new Alice Tully Hall.

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Anonymous
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railyards

Thanks to everyone who turned up this morning in support of  the High Line at the City Council hearing on the Eastern Rail Yards rezoning. The committee room and another, larger overflow room were both filled to capacity with High Line supporters wearing  "Save the High Line" T-shirts. (To everyone who came, you sure do look sexy in red!) Thanks also to those who took their time to testify to the Committee-- so many passionate and well-spoken New Yorkers certainly made a big impression.

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