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FHL has partnered with Max Racks to create two High Line postcards. One postcard features a design rendering by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the other features a High Line photograph by Joel Sternfeld. The free postcards are available at more than 100 locations around the city. Thanks to Sylvie Anapol and Michael Gitter from Max Custom Media who printed and distributed postcards in their racks throughout New York City.

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The High Line is secure from 30th Street south, and construction on Section 1 is underway. But at the West Side Rail Yards, between 30th and 34th Streets, the future of the High Line is in doubt, and the structure may be fully preserved, altered or removed.

Please join FHL this Thursday, December 7, for a presentation of the High Line's potential at the rail yards and an overview of the public planning process that will decide its future. The presentation will be followed by a public discussion. Refreshments include High Line cookies and cider.

High Line Rail Yards Forum
Thursday, December 7
6:30 PM
Chelsea Market Community Room
Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue


RSVP to community@thehighline.org or (212) 206-9922.

The High Line Rail Yards study has been made possible by the support of the A.G. Foundation, the Greenacre Foundation, and the Leon Levy Foundation.

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The High Line is secure from 30th Street south, and construction on Section 1 is underway. But at the West Side Rail Yards, between 30th and 34th Streets, the future of the High Line is in doubt, and the structure may be fully preserved, altered or removed.

Please join FHL on Thursday, December 7, for a presentation of the High Line's potential at the rail yards and an overview of the public planning process that will decide its future. The presentation will be followed by a public discussion.

High Line Rail Yards Forum
Thursday, December 7
6:30 PM
Chelsea Market Community Room
Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue


RSVP to community@thehighline.org or (212) 206-9922.

The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have reached a conditional agreement regarding a City-owned site at the southern end of the High Line, advancing plans for a new art museum to be built at that location. The agreement was reported by Carol Vogel in today's New York Times. Plans for the new museum must go through the City's public review process (ULURP).

The agreement between the City and the Whitney is an exciting advance for the High Line project. A cultural facility at this location will attract a variety of park users to the High Line and create myriad opportunities for arts-related programming. With the Whitney and the High Line sharing this iconic site, the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets can become one of the most dynamic corners in New York City.

























The High Line was featured in the first issue of GOOD Magazine, a new publication highlighting creative social and environmental activism. This four-and-a-half-minute corresponding video piece features High Line supporter Edward Norton and FHL Co-Founder Joshua David walking on the High Line.

Watch the Video

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Barking Irons has designed two limited edition t-shirts, the proceeds from which will benefit Friends of the High Line. The shirts, one depicting the horseshoes of the West Side cowboy, the other a freight train on Death Avenue, will be sold at Barney's, Scoop NYC, and Jeffrey, as well as online at www.barkingirons.com. Barking Irons' designs are "inspired by a story or historical reference whether it be from New York literature, folklore, vernacular, mythology or history." The shirts retail at $75.

Read the Press Release





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Site Preparation work is progressing on schedule. Contractors are working from both the southern and northern ends of Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) and have completed sandblasting of the steel structure and railings from Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street, and from 19th Street to 20th Street.

The gray color seen in the image is the primer coat, the first of three coats of paint to be applied. The primer coat is applied immediately after sandblasting to protect the raw steel. After steel repairs are made, the team will return to apply the intermediate and final coats. The construction team has also removed much of the concrete encasement on columns and beams beyond the sandblasting work, so that those steel surfaces can be prepared in a similar manner.

View Construction Gallery

A selection of Joel Sternfeld's photographs from the Walking the High Line series will be on view through December 15 at the Caledonia Sales and Design Office. The exhibition is open daily from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; free to the public and no appointment is necessary.

Walking the High Line: Photographs by Joel Sternfeld
Caledonia Sales and Design Office
Suite 1516
111 8th Avenue
(between 15th and 16th Streets)


FHL currently seeks to fill 3 positions: Manager of Special Events, Development Associate for Foundation and Corporate Relations, and Office Assistant. To apply, please see instructions on each job description. No phone calls, please.

Manager of Special Events
The Manager of Special Events will oversee an extensive calendar of events to raise funds and steward donors. Events include a signature 800-person annual summer benefit, luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Responsibilities include securing corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting for the events, and developing and tracking event budgets and timelines. Experience executing events is essential, as are outstanding interpersonal and writing skills.

View Complete Job Description and Application Information

Development Associate for Foundation and Corporate Relations
The Development Associate for Foundation and Corporate Relations will prepare funding requests to appeal to foundations, corporations, and grant-making organizations. Responsibilities will include conducting prospect research and preparing detailed prospect profiles, as well as establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation and corporate program officers. Outstanding writing skills required.

View Complete Job Description and Application Information

Office Assistant
The Office Assistant is responsible for providing general administrative support to the entire Friends of the High Line office as well as specific support to one of the two Co-Founders on special projects including fundraising, design, and presentations.

View Complete Job Description and Application Information

Join FHL and artist Michael De Feo for a Holiday Card-making class for kids ages 11 and under. The class will be hosted by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Each participant will create one holiday card to take home.

Kids' Holiday Card-making Class - FREE
Saturday, December 2
1:00 PM
Event location and details available upon RSVP


RSVP to community@thehighline.org or (212) 206-9922.

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