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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.)

Author: 
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.

Author: 
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.

Author: 
Danya Sherman
healthy waterTasty, healthy, and energy-efficient: Katie
and our new water-filter cooler

A while back, we got to thinking that our office operations should reflect the values inherent in the High Line itself, as well as our own staff's personal commitment to environmental conservation. Recently, two larger non-profits built themselves new LEED certified offices (NYC Audubon Society and the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment). We got jealous.

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Anonymous
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It's not too late to join us and Alex Feleppa, director of horticulture for the Horticultural Society of New York, for a naturalist walk on the rail yards section of the High Line. The walks are this Saturday, June 7 (there are three sessions.)

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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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