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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
September 20, 2006

IN THIS ISSUE
Kids' Camera Project Exhibition Now On View at Chelsea Market
October 7 - 8: High Line Viewing at Open House New York  FREE
High Line Cell Phone Tour  FREE
High Line Featured in The Good Life Exhibition at Pier 40, through October 1  FREE
Similar Projects: Atlanta Beltline in The New York Times
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KIDS' CAMERA PROJECT EXHIBITION NOW ON VIEW AT CHELSEA MARKET


This summer, FHL gave one-time-use cameras, donated by Fujifilm, to children who live or go to school in the neighborhoods surrounding the High Line. The goal of the project was to capture a new perspective on these neighborhoods, which often receive more attention for their upscale shops and restaurants than for the diversity of their residents, workers, and visitors.

Through their camera lenses, the young photographers show a side of the High Line district only visible to those who live and play here. Children were invited to take pictures of things around them they saw as important or interesting. Each student got a brief orientation on how to use their camera and the goal of the project, but students were not coached on how to take "good" pictures or what to photograph. This exhibition of more than 75 photographs is the culmination of the project. A larger selection of photographs is also available for viewing online.

High Line Kids' Camera Project Exhibition
Monday, September 18 - Sunday, November 12, 2006
Chelsea Market Main Concourse
75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)


View the online gallery



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OCTOBER 7- 8: HIGH LINE VIEWING AT OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK  FREE
openhousenewyork (OHNY) is an annual events series that gives New Yorkers a behind-the-scenes look at sites of architectural and historical significance. Because the elevated rail bed of the High Line is not yet open to the public, FHL has participated in OHNY weekend for the past four years by opening a location adjacent to the High Line for public viewing of the structure from above. This year's viewing location is a third-story, outdoor loading dock in a former meatpacking plant on Washington and Gansevoort Streets. This building, at the southern end of the High Line, is now owned by the City of New York. It was one of the buildings where goods were unloaded directly from the High Line. There will be hourly presentations by FHL staff and the High Line design team. No RSVP is required, and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised: lines may be long during peak visiting hours.

High Line Viewing at OHNY
October 7 - 8, 2006
12:00 Noon - 5:00 pm
FREE
No RSVP required
820 Washington Street (at Gansevoort Street)

By subway: A, C, E, or L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue
By bus: M14 to 14th Street and 9th Avenue



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HIGH LINE CELL PHONE TOUR  FREE
This October, FHL, in conjunction with openhousenewyork, will present an audio tour of notable sites in the High Line district. This innovative, self-guided tour, which can be accessed for free from any cell phone, will kick off during the 4th Annual openhousenewyork (OHNY) weekend, October 7 - 8.

The tour is expected to include recorded messages from Kevin Bacon, Glenn Close, Tom Colicchio, James Corner, Edward Norton, Anne Pasternak, Ric Scofidio, and Diane von Furstenberg. Tour maps will be available at FHL's High Line viewing site, at 820 Washington Street, in the Meatpacking District, during OHNY weekend. They will also be available for download at www.thehighline.org and www.ohny.org beginning in October.

Tour markers with phone numbers will be located throughout the High Line district, near sites of significance to the High Line. At each site, participants can use a cell phone to call the number and listen to a message from a prominent High Line supporter.

High Line Cell Phone Tour
October 7 - 31, 2006

Maps available October 7 - 8 at High Line OHNY viewing location, 820 Washington Street (at Gansevoort Street), and online beginning October 7 at www.thehighline.org and www.ohny.org


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HIGH LINE FEATURED IN THE GOOD LIFE EXHIBITION AT PIER 40, THROUGH OCTOBER 1  FREE
The High Line is one of 70 international public spaces and public space concepts featured in The Good Life: New Public Spaces for Recreation, an exhibition presented by the Van Alen Institute. The exhibition, at Pier 40 at Houston Street, runs through October 1 and is free to the public.

Read a review of the exhibition from ArchNewsNow.com

For directions and hours, please visit the exhibition Web site: www.vanalen.org.



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SIMILAR PROJECTS: ATLANTA BELTLINE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
On September 6, The New York Times published an article about the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of historic railroad currently being planned for conversion to a greenway in downtown Atlanta. The greenway is designed to connect 40 city parks and 45 neighborhoods for pedestrian and cyclist use. It will be built in tandem with a new mass transit route. City planners hope the Beltline will work to revitalize Atlanta's urban center and reduce the city's dependence on cars. The first sections are projected to be complete in the next five years.

Read the New York Times article
Visit the Beltline Web site
View other similar projects



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FHL FALL EVENTS CALENDAR
Join FHL this fall for a series of exciting community events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, but RSVP to (212) 206-9922 or carolyn@thehighline.org is required. Please be sure to specify which event you'd like to attend.


Seed Harvest on the High Line
Saturday, October 14, 12:00 Noon
Space is extremely limited and spots will be awarded via a lottery. You must also attend a mandatory training session the week before to participate.
RSVP for more information and meeting location.

West Chelsea Gallery Tour with Creative Time Director Anne Pasternak
Saturday, October 21, 1:00 pm
This is the first in a series of West Chelsea gallery tours led by local art world experts. Space is limited.
RSVP for meeting location.

High Line Design Talk and Reception
Thursday, November 2, 6:00 pm
This event is presented in conjunction with the New York City Transit Museum.
Tickets are $5 for Transit Museum members and $8 for the general public.
The presentation will be held at the Hudson Guild's Dan Carpenter Room, 441 West 26th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues).
RSVP to the Transit Museum: (718) 694-1867

The New Yorker's Passport to the Art World Gallery Walk Benefiting FHL
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (866) 468-3399 or at www.ticketweb.com closer to the date.

Design Talk with High Line Lighting Designer Hervé Descottes of L'Observatoire
Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm
This is the first in a series of design presentations with members of the High Line design team.
Cedar Lake Theater
547 West 26th Street
RSVP is required.

Kids' Holiday Card-making Class Led by Artist Michael De Feo
Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm
RSVP for meeting location.


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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. But the most important part of our work--building the High Line--is just beginning. By making an online donation, you help us 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 major Friends of the High Line events.


Click any card above and fill in the secure form to make an online donation.


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CONTACT INFORMATION


430 West 14th Street, Suite 304
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-9922
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