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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
July 2, 2007

IN THIS ISSUE
View the High Line Portrait Project on New Web Site and Outdoor Installations
New York City Council and Speaker Christine C. Quinn Allocate $12.5 Million to High Line Construction
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer Allocates $1 Million to High Line Construction
The Tiffany and Co. Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to Create Landscape Feature on the High Line
High Line Photos by Lisa Kereszi at Theory Flagship Store



VIEW THE HIGH LINE PORTRAIT PROJECT ON NEW WEB SITE AND OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS

The High Line Portrait Project Web site features more than 800 High Line supporters and their dreams.

FHL recently launched the Portrait Project Web Site. The site features hundreds of portraits of High Line supporters in front of a High Line backdrop. Participants were asked to share their dreams, and each dream appears with the person's portrait.

Visit the Portrait Project Web site



High Line volunteers installed the High Line Portraits at four locations around the High Line.


A selection of these portraits is also on view this summer in special outdoor portrait galleries the High Line neighborhood. The portraits form unique collages on construction fencing. The installations are now on view at four locations:

High Line construction stairs, Gansevoort and Washington Streets
Construction fencing, corner of 18th Street and Tenth Avenue
High Line construction stairs, 18th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues
Construction fencing, 10th Avenue at 30th Street

Want to learn to wheat paste? FHL needs volunteers to help maintain these outdoor works of art. Volunteers days will occur on Friday afternoons and will involve cutting and installing portrait collages with wheat paste. If you're interested in helping with the Portrait Project, please email volunteer@thehighline.org.

The project is made possible through the generous support of Fujifilm. Special thanks to Greenhood & Company, photographer Tom Kletecka, and Michael De Feo and the High Line volunteers who helped install the portraits.



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NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL AND SPEAKER CHRISTINE C. QUINN ALLOCATE $12.5 MILLION TO HIGH LINE CONSTRUCTION


Friends of the High Line thanks the New York City Council and Speaker Christine C. Quinn for their allocation of $12.5 million in capital funding to the High Line in the fiscal year 2008 budget. This funding is essential to advance construction on Section 2 of the High Line (20th Street to 30th Street). This allocation brings the Council's capital funding to date for the High Line to $32.5 million. We also thank the Council, Speaker Quinn, and Council Member David Weprin for continued Council support of Friends of the High Line's education, cultural, and community programs with a fiscal year 2008 allocation of $290,000.

Photo above: Speaker Quinn was one of the 800 people who participated in the High Line Portrait Project. Her dream: "A Subway Series."

Visit the Portrait Project Web site



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MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT M. STRINGER ALLOCATES $1 MILLION TO HIGH LINE CONSTRUCTION


Friends of the High Line thanks Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer for his office's allocation of $1 million in capital funding to the High Line in the fiscal year 2008 budget. Ever since Borough President Stringer took office, he has been a passionate supporter of the High Line. His 2008 allocation follows the $2 million allocation he made for FY 2007, which he announced at the High Line Groundbreaking ceremony. Borough President Stringer's 2008 funding highlights his commitment to the creation of new and interesting public open space for Manhattan and will allow the restoration of the High Line structure to move forward on schedule.


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THE TIFFANY AND CO. FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION GRANT TO CREATE LANDSCAPE FEATURE ON THE HIGH LINE
On Tuesday, June 19, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation announced a $1 million grant to Friends of the High Line. The grant supports the creation of the Chelsea Grasslands, a landscape feature by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro with planting design by Piet Oudolf. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation grant is one of three made to New York City environmental organizations. The other two recipients are The Battery Conservancy and the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy. Friends of the High Line expresses its sincere thanks to The Tiffany & Co. Foundation for this visionary support.

Read the June 19 Press Release (PDF)

Visit The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Web site



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HIGH LINE PHOTOS BY LISA KERESZI AT THEORY FLAGSHIP STORE

One of Lisa Kereszi's photographs shows an apple tree, right, on the High Line.

A large-scale High Line triptych by photographer Lisa Kereszi is now on view at Theory's flagship store in the Meatpacking District. The photographs, taken last summer, take a similar perspective of the High Line at three different points.

The installation is part of the Theory Icon Project. Earlier this year, artist Ruth Ro's Icons of the Meatpacking District was on exhibition in the space.

Lisa Kereszi's photography is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Her editorial work has appeared in magazines including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nest, New York, Details, House & Garden, and others.

View Kereszi's other work

Theory is generously offering two 10% shopping days for High Line supporters at its Meatpacking District store on July 18 and 19—present a copy of this email newsletter to receive a 10% discount on purchases, plus Friends of the High Line will receive 10% of the proceeds from your purchase.

Lisa Kereszi High Line Photographs
Theory Flagship store
38 Gansevoort Street
Through August 20



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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
The High Line project has won many major victories in recent months, thanks to the support of our donors. By making an online donation, you will help us continue our work with our public partners, our design team, and the High Line community to create one of the most exciting public open spaces in New York City. You'll also become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to special Friends of the High Line events.


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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CONTACT INFORMATION


430 West 14th Street, Suite 304
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-9922
(212) 206-9118 fax
info@thehighline.org
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