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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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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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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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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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**Tomorrow's City Council hearing has been moved to 250 Broadway, right across the street from City Hall.**

Please come show your support tomorrow morning for the full preservation of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, and get a free "Save the High Line at the Rail Yards" T-shirt.

City Council Hearing on Eastern Rail Yards Rezoning

Tuesday, March 31

9:30 AM

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The new Broadway revival of West Side Story opened to great reviews last week, in no small part due to the steely strength of the supporting cast. Check out the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the back – look familiar?

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Please note the new date: this hearing is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 31.

This City Council hearing is an important step in the public review process for the rail yards and, therefore, for the future of the High Line. It  will be a critical opportunity to show the City, State and developer how much public support there is for preserving the High Line at these sites.

The Council has been an ardent supporter of the High Line from the very beginning of our advocacy efforts. By coming to this hearing, you'll galvanize that support and send a clear message to all decision makers in the development process.

City Council Hearing on Eastern Rail Yards Rezoning
NEW DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 31
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
City Hall, Council Committee Room
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Subway: A, C, E, to Chambers; 1,2, to Park Place; 6, N, R to Bklyn Bridge/City Hall

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