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Anonymous

This Wednesday, July 9, the new Gansevoort Plaza will play host to a free musical "be-in" featuring songs from the classic counter-cultural musical Hair.

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Anonymous

Trains stopped running on the High Line in 1980, but it turns out the party was far from over. We direct you to the amazing Art of Noise video for the 1984 single "Close (To the Edit)."

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Danya Sherman
block partyWe throw a good party! This is the Kitchen High Line
Block Party last year

Come celebrate the launch of our new design publication on July 30 under the High Line!

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Danya Sherman
The High Line is well on its way to becoming New York's first park in the sky, with plants taking root in late summer and the first section on schedule to open by the end of 2008. Keep up to date with the High Line's progress here on the Blog, written by Friends of the High Line's staff members:

Design!

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joshatthehighline
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Here he is, at it again. (David Beckham was last seen showing off for the High Line back in February.   Compare and contrast.)

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Danya Sherman
Paddlers enjoy a history lesson about Concrete
Plant Park, opening to the public in September
 

On Saturday, 60 High Line supporters ventured up to Hunt's Point in the South Bronx for a tour of the Bronx River--by canoe. Staff from the Bronx River Alliance guided us down the river past a dynamic combination of still-functioning industry, new parkland, and a host of wildlife (crabs, egrets, mussels, you name it). We started off at Hunts Point Riverside Park, which is part of the new greenway project spearheaded by the Sustainable South Bronx. The project seeks to create a network of walking and biking paths, new parks, and water recreation, ensuring that residents of the South Bronx get their fair share of green space and access to the waterfront.

Members of Friends of the High Line receive a discount and hear about our public programs first--to become a member, click here.

If you missed the tour this weekend, never fear--the Bronx River Alliance holds public tours all summer long. Click here to see a schedule of upcoming events [PDF].

Relatedly, The Floating Pool Lady will offer an alternative to Hunts Pointers to swimming in the Bronx River for the next three summers.


More photos after the jump.

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Danya Sherman
Cabbages grow at Stoneledge Farm in upstate New York
 

There's a new farmer's market in the neighborhood-- and it's run entirely by students. Starting next week, you can stop by Wednesday mornings for some fresh seasonal veggies!

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Anonymous
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Tim Schenck

It's ridiculously hot today. Of course, on the High Line construction site, that just means things are a little sexier than usual.

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