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Anonymous

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's office is now taking applications for its 2008-2009 Community Planning Fellowship. The program, open to second-year graduate students in planning, intends to engage planning students in public service and to provide practical educational experience. Part of the Fellowship involves attending a planning seminar, which meets at least four times per semester. FHL's Robert Hammond was a guest speaker at this year's spring seminar.

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Michelle Sharkey
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Friends of the High Line moved offices last month, and our new West Chelsea digs are a bit further from the subway. I've been using my morning and evening commute to get to know our new neighborhood.

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taraatthehighline
Left, National Geographic magazine; Right, Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
 

Some of you may have seen this story in last Friday's Real Estate section of the Times. While the High Line park will begin at Gansevoort and Washington, few people know that the High Line originally went as far south as St. John's Park Terminal, which covered four riverfront blocks between Clarkson and Spring Streets. (It's now a UPS warehouse.) In the 1960's, the High Line below Gansevoort was demolished, with the exception of the little section of rail running through the Westbeth complex, on Washington between Bank and Bethune.

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meredithatthehi...
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Yesterday, Jeff and I had the honor of judging the Second Annual High Line Design Competition at the Lab School in Chelsea.  The competition is the culmination of a multi-week geometry unit in two of Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Whelan's math and science classes that uses the High Line as a model for teaching the students about scale, ratio, and area.  All of the student's designs for the High Line had to be to scale, incorporate native plants and grasses, and honor High Line planning principals.

More photos after the jump.


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meredithatthehi...
 

Local wine shop Chelsea Wine Vault is holding a couple of tastings over the next few weeks, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Friends of the High Line.  The first event is tomorrow evening from 7:00-9:00PM at their store in Chelsea Market.  The wines featured tomorrow-- over 20 from around the world-- will be bright, juicy, crisp, and mouth-watering, perfect for a spring evening. 

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Anonymous
Another big Rail Yards announcement this morning: the Related Companies have stepped in where Tishman Speyer dropped out earlier this month.

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