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FHL Newsletter

JUNE 05, 2002


IN THIS ISSUE
FHL Volunteer Meeting June 12
Streetfair Volunteers Needed for June 15
Community Input Session, June 26; Help Shape the High Line's Future
Edward Norton & Martha Stewart Invite You to FHL's Summer Dinner, Wednesday, July 10
FHL Plans Move; Office Furniture Needed
Thanks to Trust for May 14 Party
Interns Needed


FHL Volunteer Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, June 12: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
On the roof deck of Anderson Architects
441 West 25th Street 5th Floor, between 10th & 11th Avenues

All volunteers interested in working at FHL's July 10 benefit event or at our summer street fair booths are invited to attend the June 12 meeting. Volunteer opportunities for the July 10 benefit event will be described and assigned. There'll be a brief update on issues you need to know to be an informed FHL volunteer. And several exciting new volunteer projects will be discussed, including outreach programs oriented towards the arts and business communities, and an education project involving local schools. We will meet inside on 5th floor if it is raining.


Street Fair Volunteers Needed June 15
We still need volunteers to man FHL's streetfair booth on Saturday, June 15. It's sure to be a fun day on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea talking to friends and neighbors about the High Line. Please contact Patty Romeu, 718-204-6919; fhlvolunteers@thehighline.org.


Help Shape the High Line's Future
Attend an important Community Input Session
Wednesday, June 26; 7:00-10:00 PM
The O'Henry School
333 West 17th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues

Friends of the High Line urges all members of the communities through which the High Line runs to attend this important community input session. Presenters will include representatives from Hamilton Rabinovitz & Alschuler, Beyer Blinder Belle, and Gary Edward Handel & Associates, who will brief attendees about the progress of FHL's feasibility study, which is currently being conducted for the Bloomberg administration. Your wishes and concerns for the future of your neighborhood can affect the shape of this study, as well as future plans for the High Line, if you share them with us at this crucial moment. We hope you'll join us and that you'll encourage your neighbors, colleagues, and friends to attend. RSVP at info@thehighline.org; or 212-228-6947.


Edward Norton &
Martha Stewart
Invite You to

A Summer Dinner to benefit

Friends of the High Line

In the Clerestory Hall of
MARTH STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA, INC.
At the Starrett-Lehigh Building
601 West 26th Street, 9th floor

July 10, 2002
Cocktails 7:00 pm
Dinner 8:00
Tickets start at $500

Notice: The Drinking and Dancing event ($150 tickets) after the dinner had to be rescheduled to the fall due to changes in the availability of the space.

For more information, or to buy tickets click here
We will be mailing an invite next week. If you are not on our mailing list and want a printed invite, please email us your address.


FHL to Move its Office; Furniture Needed

In mid-July, Friends of the High Line plans to move its office from the Neighborhood Preservation Center, on East 11th Street, to the Hudson Guild, on West 26th Street. To set up our new office, we'll need desks, chairs, filing cabinets, lamps, phones, and a new computer. If you have office furniture or equipment you'd like to donate to FHL, or if you're a designer who'd like to help us make this new space comfortable, efficient, and inviting, please contact Dahlia Elsayed; info@thehighline.org; 212-228-6947.

FHL is very grateful to Neighborhood Preservation Center for generously providing us with an affordable first office space as part of their program to help nascent community organizations establish themselves. We are also grateful to the Hudson Guild, a non-profit community organization providing important social services in Chelsea for over 100 years, for making it possible for us join them in their facility at the Elliott-Chelsea Houses, just steps from the High Line. Our new location will make it much easier for members of the High Line neighborhoods to visit and communicate with us. We look forward to a long, productive relationship with the Hudson Guild and invite you all to come visit there once we've settled in.


Thanks to TRUST for May 14 Party

The owners of TRUST, a new restaurant in the Meat Packing District, at 421 West 13th Street generously hosted a benefit party for us on May 14. Thanks to Anthony and to liquor sponsors Absolut Vodka, Budweiser Beer, Bacardi Rum, Bombay Gin, Dewars Scotch, Mumm Cordon Rouge, Jack Daniels, and Sauza Tequila for making the party such a success. Over $2,000 was raised and everyone who came had a terrific time. See below for more information on TRUST

"The Meatpacking District just got a little hotter with the addition of TRUST Restaurant and Lounge. Chef Alex Lieberman's (Le Perigord, Jean Georges) Creative American menu has won rave reviews from celebrity chefs at pre-opening tastings. TRUST, located at 421 13th St. (between 9th and Washington), is sure to be this season's most talked about hot spot. Dining room manager August Costa (August Bar and Restaurant, East of Eighth) has created a comfortable yet lively dining room setting. Flower ensconced walls are highlighted by James Nares' artwork along with a rotating artist wall. Ask the bartender for a Hudson Sunset or be daring and get the bartender's signature drink; the TRUST ME (Sometimes you've got to TRUST the bartender!)

TRUST Restaurant and Lounge is open 7 days a week; Monday-Friday 5pm-4am, Saturday & Sunday 6pm-4am. It is located at 421 West 13th St. between 9th Ave. and Washington. For reservations, call 212.645.7775."


Interns Needed
Friends of the High Line seeks summer interns to assist with fundraising, basic office management, and community outreach. It's a great opportunity to gain valuable experience related to non-profit administration, urban planning, and grass-roots community networking. Interested parties should contact Dahlia Elsayed at 212-228-6947 or info@thehighline.org.


Thanks,

Robert Hammond - robert@thehighline.org
Joshua David - josh@thehighline.org
Co-Founders
Friends of the High Line



Friends of The High Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line, an elevated rail structure on the West Side of Manhattan.

Friends of The High Line
P.O. Box 1469
New York, NY 10113-1469

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