Reminder: Tomorrow, Help Support the High Line at the Rail Yards!
Photo courtesy Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography.
We hope you can join us tomorrow evening at Community Board 4's Full Board meeting. We will be showing our support for the High Line's full preservation at the West Side Rail Yards. The Community Board will be reviewing, as part of the seven-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), the City’s application to allow it to acquire the remaining section of the High Line - Section 3 - north of 30th Street.
Community Board 4 Full Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 PM
Fulton Center Auditorium
119 Ninth Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets
Read more about the meeting
A public hearing on the High Line ULURP action will be the first item on the agenda, so we encourage you to come to the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to speak during the public hearing, we welcome and encourage you to do so. Please let us know if you would like to speak -- there will be sign-in sheets at the hearing. Our staff will be at the meeting, so please look for us when you arrive. If you have a red "Save the High Line at the Rail Yards" or "Save the Spur" t-shirt, please wear it. We will have a limited number of t-shirts for supporters available at the door.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able join us.
Two New Awards for the High Line
We're proud to announce that the High Line has recently won two major awards: the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Lucy G. Moses Preservation Project Award, and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Design Award for Urban Design.
According to the Landmarks Conservancy, the Lucy G. Moses award honors "preservation leaders, public officials, organizations, owners, builders, architects, and craftspeople who restore the beauty and utility of New York’s great architecture." The award has been given out for the past twenty years to preservation leaders and projects; other recipients this year include the Beacon Theater, the lobby of the Empire State Building, and Saint Andrews Episcopal Church. Read more and view the winners.
The Design Award competition is held annually by the AIA's New York Chapter "to honor excellence in architectural design for projects in New York City and by New York City architects worldwide." The AIA's jurors awarded the High Line's design team of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro the first ever Urban Design award. Read the press release [PDF].
We thank the Landmarks Conservancy and the AIA NY for these honors, and congratulate all of the other winners.
Jobs at the High Line
Friends of the High Line is now hiring for seven open positions. The full list of open positions is posted on our Web site.
To apply for a position, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.
View all available positions on our Web site
Bond No. 9's New Fragrance Inspired by the High Line
Bond No. 9 is launching "High Line," a new fragrance inspired by the High Line's opening season. The company has made a generous donation to the High Line, and has also announced that a portion of all US sales of the new fragrance will go toward supporting the High Line's ongoing maintenance and operations.
For the fragrance, Bond No. 9 has combined an aromatic collection of floral and herbal scents, many of them based on species found in Section 1 of the park. These include: Redleaf Rose, Grape Hyacinth, Lady Jane Tulips, and Bur Oak.
We are proud to have Bond No. 9 as a supporter of Friends of the High Line.
Join or Renew Your Membership This Spring!
The first spring on the High Line is beginning to take shape, and we will soon see this extraordinary park as never before. Take part in the High Line’s first spring by renewing your membership or joining now. Support from our members allows us to hire gardeners to keep the park's flowers and trees in peak condition, and maintenance crews to ensure the High Line is safe for its visitors.
With your membership gift, the High Line’s first spring will be its most thrilling season yet.