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  This week, artist Spencer Finch began to install his site-specific glass work in the High Line's Chelsea Market Passage, a semi-enclosed former loading dock between 15th and 16th Streets.  The piece, entitled
The River That Flows Both Ways, is made up of 700 individual panes of glass, each hued to represent a color of light reflected off the Hudson River.

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Renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser is the subject of a new documentary directed by one of the High Line's very first and most loyal supporters, Wendy Keys.

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Metropolismag.com has published an interesting article on a remarkable pair of architect/developers, Della Valle + Bernheimer (DB). Led by the duo of Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer, they have begun to make their mark on the Chelsea neighborhood by "combining design excellence with the terrors and pleasures of real estate development." DB are responsible for two of the more prominent buildings currently visible from the High Line, 459 West 18th Street and 245 Tenth Avenue, the latter of which can be seen flanking Section 2 of the High Line, still under construction.

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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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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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