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Author: 
Sanaya Kaufman

There's a public hearing this Monday, March 10, about another great New York adaptive reuse project that we love.

On Governors Island sits a dilapidated military fort with exciting potential.  It was built to defend the country against the British in the War of 1812 and has an identical blueprint to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.  The New Globe Theater Campaign wants to restore the fort and create an amazing performing arts center in the open courtyard.

Author: 
Danya Sherman
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Last night we partied with our neighbor Edris as she celebrated her salon's 5th anniversary. With a bouncer out front of our building, a dance floor full of old friends from the neighborhood, and great food and wine, we couldn't have thought of a better way to spend a Monday night. Congratulations, Edris!


More photos after the jump.

Author: 
Anonymous
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In honor of the dismal weather forecast for this week, here's my favorite rain shot of the High Line. This is an old meatpacking platform on 13th Street turned impromptu surrealist still-life.

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Anonymous
The Times reports today that financial giant Morgan Stanley has backed away from its deal with Rail Yards bidder Tishman Speyer (bid here).

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Anonymous
Robert Hammond
 
Crain's came out with their annual 40 Under 40 list  yesterday, and the High Line's own Robert Hammond made the cut.

Author: 
Danya Sherman
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What is sure to be the first of many business and residential structures built around it, a new branch of the posh Equinox gym opened January 3 under, between, and overlooking the High Line. Their lobby incorporates the High Line's support columns, and the yoga studio looks directly onto the Line itself.

More pictures after the jump.

Author: 
meredithatthehi...
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state of the mta
 

This morning, MTA Executive Director Lee Sander gave the first ever State of the MTA address. However, despite RSVP'ing last week, I wasn't able to make it inside, along with a bunch of other heartbroken transit enthusiasts. Bummer. Above are some shots of the huddled masses gathered outside of Cooper Union's Great Hall moments before we were turned away.

Author: 
taraatthehighline

We often get requests from people looking to host events on the High Line. Unfortunately, since it's still an active construction site, we can't let people have events up there yet. Many people don't realize that there are lots of great event spaces in the Meatpacking District. Banchet, just steps away from the southern end of the High Line, is one of my favorites.

Author: 
meredithatthehi...
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falling water
 
[Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and New York City's Irish Hunger Memorial by Robert Silman Associates]

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Author: 
Anonymous
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So we want to share some of our favorite photos of the High Line-- one every Wednesday.

If this isn't enough for you, our flickr page  should scratch that itch.

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