High Line Book Talk at Barrow Mansion, Jersey City

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

High Line Book Talk at Barrow Mansion, Jersey City

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Friends of the High Line Chief Operating Officer Melissa Fisher gives a talk and takes questions about the new book High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky.

The High Line, a new public park atop an abandoned elevated rail line on Manhattan’s West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. Hammond will share the story of its creation and compare similar revitalization projects, including Jersey City’s Harsimus Branch Embankment. A remarkable community collaboration--neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture--came together to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, and ecologically sound public space. The new High Line book will be available for purchase with proceeds dedicated to the maintenance and operations of the High Line.

Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City, New Jersey
(walking distance from NY/NJ PATH Grove Street PATH station)

This High Line Program in Jersey City, co-sponsored by the Embankment Preservation Coalition and Barrow Mansion Development Corp., with support from the Harsimus Cove Association, is free and open to the public. RSVP here. For more information, please see the Embankment Preservation Coalition Web site.