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Friends of the High Line, along with our partners at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is proud to announce that the third and northernmost section of the park – the High Line at the Rail Yards – will open to the public on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Read the full announcement, and learn more about the Rail Yards.

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We will be celebrating the opening of the Rail Yards with a full week of programs. Beginning Monday, September 22 we will host wellness programs, live music and performances, educational talks and tours, after school programs, and so much more.

Read about opening week activities on the High Line Blog.

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On February 25, FHL continues its arts programming of tours led by art-world insiders, just for our supporters. Join FHL on a highlights tour of The Armory Show. The Armory Show, the International Fair of New Art, is the world's leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art. In its ninth annual exhibition, The Armory Show 2007 will present 148 international galleries, including many of the most important contemporary dealers showcasing new art from around the world.

Tours will be led by Clare Weiss, Public Art Coordinator for the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, and Christina Floyd, Client Manager at Sotheby's. Participants will be responsible for their own $10 entry fee. (FHL has arranged a group discount; tickets are normally $20.)

FHL's programming is made possible by our donors and The Altman Foundation, the Johnson Family Foundation, the National Architecture Trust, and the City of New York.

Sunday, February 25, 1:00 PM
Pier 94
12th Avenue at 55th Street
RSVP required to rsvp@thehighline.org


We hope you will participate in a new FHL project to create and publicly exhibit portraits of High Line friends and supporters. Photographer Tom Kletecka will photograph High Line supporters in front of a Joel Sternfeld High Line backdrop, as he has at several past FHL events. Selected portraits will then be displayed around the High Line neighborhood, mounted to the construction fencing surrounding nearby developments. Portraits will also be archived on a special Web site and possibly used in a publication. Each participant will receive a copy of his or her portrait to keep.

The High Line shows that sometimes even the most unlikely dream can become a reality. Participants in the portrait project will be asked, "What's your dream?" Their answers will appear on the portraits.

Public photographic sessions will take throughout spring 2007. Upcoming sessions are listed below.

This project has been made possible by Fujifilm USA.

Please RSVP to rsvp@thehighline.org.
To help us avoid long lines, be sure to include the time you're planning on coming. Please note, we expect many people to come during the lunch hour, so if your schedule allows, please come after 2:00 PM.

Friday, February 9, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friends of the High Line office
430 West 14th Street, Suite 304 (at Washington Street)
Subway: A, C, E, or L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue

Thursday, February 22, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Public corridor, Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)
Subway: A, C, E, or L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue

Saturday, March 31, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dan Carpenter Room, Hudson Guild
2nd Floor
441 West 26th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
Subway: C or E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue

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

Read the Article

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)


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