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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
June 1, 2005

Your Support is Needed at City Hall, June 15, 9:30am
FREE, new FHL T-Shirts For All Those Who Attend

On June 15, the High Line project will face its most important public hearing to date. Just by showing up, you will play an essential role in the creation of a great new public open space that will benefit New York City for generations to come.

Come help us turn the dream of the High Line into reality.

Wednesday, June 15, 9:30am
Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, City Hall
(Subway: C, E, to Chambers/WTC; 1,2, to Park Place; 6, N, R to Bkln Bridge/City Hall)

Free FHL T-shirts for those who attend. These limited-edition T-shirts, featuring Joe Marianek's winning design from our recent contest, will only be available to those who attend the June 15 City Council hearing.

You don't have to speak—but you can if you want to (and we encourage you to). The most important thing: Just come to City Hall. You'll be shaping New York City's future.

About the June 15 hearing: The New York City Council will hear testimony regarding a rezoning proposal for West Chelsea. The proposed rezoning includes provisions that are essential to the conversion of the High Line to public open space. It's vital that you show just how much you care about the High Line so that the zoning and its important High Line provisions can move forward.

Easiest way to participate: Just show up! Come to City Hall at 9:15am; get your free FHL t-shirt, and stay for as long as you can. It's most important that we have a great turnout in the first two hours…. Even if you have to leave after the first hour or two, you will be helping the High Line just by showing up at the start. We also need people to show up at 10:30 and 11:30, too. So just come at any time you can—and stay for as long as you can.

Help even more: Sign up to speak. By signing up to speak, you will become a true High Line hero. Anyone may speak as an individual or as a representative of a larger group. It may take a while, however, before your turn is called, so plan on being at City Hall for a few hours if you want to speak. Please contact us if you are interesting in speaking. We will try to make it easy for you. E-mail community@thehighline.org; or call (212) 206-9922 and ask for Katie.

Can't attend? Send a letter. Attending the hearing is the best thing you can do for the High Line. If your schedule does not allow it, then please take a few moments to send a letter. View Letter Instructions and download sample text. Or join our list of supporters. Just e-mail community@thehighline.org, give us your name and zip code, and we'll add you to the list of supporters we present to the City Council.

Please come to City Hall on June 15! By giving a few hours of your time, you will make New York City a better place.


Though the future of the High Line looks much brighter now that the City of New York stands firmly behind efforts to create a great new public space on the structure, we still face many legal and financial challenges. By making an online donation, you will become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to every major Friends of the High Line public event.

Click the DONATE button above and fill in the secure form to donate online by check or credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa). Friends of the High Line uses PayPal, which lets any individual or business with an e-mail address securely make donations online.



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