: The telephone system in FHL's new office was generously donated by Telebeam Systems, Inc. Telebeam and its affiliates are communications companies specializing in digital business systems, voice mail systems, and "interactive media portals" – sidewalk kiosks that combine phone service with Internet, video e-mail, print-out capabilities, and tourist and emergency information services. For more information about Telebeam, go to http://www.telebeam.com
Parke & Ronen
: Our thanks out to Parke & Ronen, the stylish West Chelsea boutique one block east of the High Line, for helping us publicize our recent benefit. Parke & Ronen is currently having a 50% – 70% OFF sale on selected merchandise. 176 Ninth Avenue, (20th-21st Street). (212) 989-4245. For more information, go to http://www.parkeandronen.com
: 192 Books offered FHL much-needed assistance publicizing the Community Input Forum in October. This independent bookstore, owned by longtime FHL supporters Paula Cooper and Jack Macrae, is just across Tenth Avenue from the High Line at 21st Street. It is also one of the few locations where Designing the High Line, the soft-cover publication of 29 design ideas for the High Line's reuse, is sold ($5). On Wednesday, January 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, 192 Books will host a discussion with James Glanz and Eric Lipton, authors of City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center
(Henry Holt, 2003). 192 Tenth Avenue (at 21st Street). For more information, go to http://www.192books.com
: Many thanks to crobar for hosting our fabulous December 12 benefit in their VIP room the very first night they were open to the public. It was a fabulous event! This new, hip nightclub is on West 28th Street, just west of the High Line. Upcoming private events include parties for artists like Dennis Oppenheim, a variety of musicians, and a party honoring Elvis Presley's birthday. For more club information and to get on Crobar's list, go to http://www.crobar.com
. For more information about special events at Crobar, call Lee Blumer at (917) 339-1809.
: The great success of our October 28 High Line Community Input Forum, which was attended by over 400 members of the greater High Line community, was due largely to the generosity and support of Metropolitan Pavilion.
Metropolitan Pavilion is Manhattan's premier medium-sized event space, offering 3 rooms in one location. Winner of Event Solution Magazine's Spotlight Award for 2003's Best National Event Space, Metropolitan Pavilion is an ideal place for parties. It can accommodate events for 50 to 1,600 guests. Its street-level space features polished oak floors and original turn-of-the-century architectural highlights. Its 4th floor Gallery is an intimate space with a gleaming white epoxy resin floor. It gets natural sunlight from 3 sides. Learn more at http://www.metropolitanevents.com
, or call Fred at (212) 463-0071. Mention that you're a Friend of the High Line.