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March 5, 2009


Now is our chance to make sure the full preservation of the High Line is made a priority at the rail yards site. This will be the most important City Council hearing since 2005.

About the Hearing: On Wednesday, March 18, the City Council will seek public feedback on the proposed Eastern Rail Yards zoning text amendments. The hearing, the City Council's first ever on the rail yards, will be a rare opportunity to show the Council how much public support there is for preserving the High Line at the rail yards.

Read more about the rezoning on the High Line Blog

It is essential that we make a strong showing at this hearing. You do not have to speak. All you have to do is show up for part or all of the hearing.

Free T-shirts: We will provide bright red "Save the High Line at the Rail Yards" t-shirts, yours to keep. If you already have a red "Save the Spur" T-shirt from the December 1 rally, please wear it!

City Council Hearing on Eastern Rail Yards Rezoning
Wednesday, March 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
City Hall, Council Committee Room

Subway: A, C, E, to Chambers; 1,2, to Park Place; 6, N, R to Bklyn Bridge/City Hall

Please note, you will have to go through a security checkpoint before entering the plaza in front of City Hall. Tell the security staff that you are there for the City Council hearing.

We will meet outside the Council Committee Room at 12:45, to distribute t-shirts and signs. It's ok if you can't stay the entire time, or if you can't make it until later. Just join us inside to get your red T-shirt.

Please RSVP: railyards@thehighline.org

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Your support has helped us save the High Line and create a park that will change the face of New York City. You have helped preserve the High Line as a reminder of New York's industrial past, and helped design a park that Mayor Bloomberg calls "the world's most innovative park."

Now, we want to make sure that you will be with us and be a part of history when the High Line opens this spring.

If you haven't yet joined, become a Charter Member today, to ensure that you'll be recognized as a visionary who supported the High Line from the start. If you're already a member, renew your membership now for Opening Season, so that you'll get the latest information about opening events.



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