April 01, 2003
BOARD TO VOTE ON HIGH LINE RESOLUTION
Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 6:00 pm
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
1000 Tenth Avenue (58th & 59th Streets)
This Wednesday, April 2, Manhattan Community Board No. 4 will vote
on a resolution in support of the preservation and reuse of the High
Line. If you are a resident or business-owner in the High Line area,
or if you represent a civic organization with links to the issue,
you can sign up to speak in support of the pro-High Line resolution.
The meeting date, time, and location are above.
The CB4 resolution follows many months of discussion and meetings.
At two public CB4-sponsored meetings, in April 2002 and February 2003,
community residents, business-owners, and civic groups came out in
force to support the High Line. At both hearings, opinion in favor
of preservation and reuse in the packed rooms was virtually unanimous.
These public meetings led CB4’s Chelsea Planning and Preservation
Committee to vote 9-1, with with one abstaining, to recommend that
the full Board of CB4 support the High Line preservation and reuse
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DESIGN COMPETITION UPDATES
"Designing the High Line" registration ends April
25. Submissions are due May 23. Go to http://www.thehighline.org/competition
for information and registration.
Spread the Word: Friends of the High Line needs volunteer assistance
distributing competition posters and postcards to businesses
in the High Line neighborhood. We will be distributing on Thursday,
April 3, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, as well as at other times (to
be announced). If you can help, please contact Olivia Stinson
at (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: email@example.com
the Dates: "Designing the High Line" will be exhibited
at Grand Central Terminal July 10-26. Friends of the High Line's
annual summer benefit party will be held on at a special preview
night, July 9. FHL still seeks event sponsors and host committee
members. For more information, contact Juliet Page, (212) 631-9188
or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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LINE ACCESS ISSUES: TOURS AND TRESPASSING
gets requests for tours of the High Line’s elevated rail platform.
FHL does not control access to the High Line, which is private property,
owned and managed by CSX Corporation. Sometimes CSX will allow FHL
to bring a community-based group or a civic organization on the Line.
If you represent a local community group or civic organization that
wants to tour a portion of the Line, please contact Justin Rood; (212)
631-9188 or via e-mail at: email@example.com.
Unfortunately we cannot offer tours to individuals, student groups,
or those entering the design competition.
About trespassing: In the last few weeks, there has been an increase
in illegal trespassing on the Line. Accessing the Line without CSX
permission is illegal, and we’ve heard reports of numerous ticketings
and arrests. FHL urges its supporters in the strongest terms not to
trespass in this manner. Trespassing on the Line threatens FHL’s
working relationship with CSX, which in turn may threaten our long-term
ability to open the Line to full and complete public access. Help
us save the High Line and open it to the public: Don’t trespass.
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PRESS RELATIONS ASSISTANCE
seeking pro-bono or discounted press relations work in conjunction
with its open ideas competition, "Designing the High Line,"
and the major exhibition scheduled for July 10-26 at Grand Central
Terminal. If you have press relations experience and you’re
interested in helping us get the word out, please contact Robert Hammond
at (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PAST HIGH LINE DESIGN PROPOSALS
Over the years, hundreds of design professionals have created proposals
for the High Line in architecture studios and as parts of other projects.
FHL would like to compile a comprehensive collection of all these
proposals. If you have, in the past, created a High Line design proposal
as part of your independent work, or if you have led an architecture
studio about the High Line, or if you participated in an architecture
studio about the High Line, and you are willing to share the proposal
with FHL for possible inclusion in the Grand Central Terminal exhibition
or a published collection of High Line design proposals, please contact
Justin Rood, (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: email@example.com
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via a personal or business check, please mail check to Friends of
the High Line, Hudson Guild, Room 225, 441 West 26th Street, New York,
of the High Line uses PayPal, which lets any individual or business
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