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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
September 26, 2007

IN THIS ISSUE
Make Your Reservation Now for a Tour of the High Line at Open House New York: October 6 and 7 FREE
This Saturday: Tour of GreenBranches Sites in Red Hook, Brooklyn FREE
Architect's Newspaper Editorial on Preserving the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards

November 10: The New Yorker Promotions Department Presents Passport to the Arts, Benefiting Friends of the High Line

October 18-21: High Line 07: Chelsea Open Studios


MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW FOR A TOUR OF THE HIGH LINE AT OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK: OCTOBER 6 AND 7 FREE


On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, for the first time ever, the High Line will be open to the public as part of the annual Open House New York (OHNY) weekend. Our staff and volunteers will lead tours of the High Line's northern section, which still exists its wild, self-seeded state. A limited number of these tour slots are being held especially for High Line supporters on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning today. After these slots are filled, more spaces will be available for the general public beginning this Friday.


High Line tours at Open House New York
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For RSVP instructions, please e-mail ohny@thehighline.org.

Because we anticipate a high volume of responses, we ask our supporters to limit themselves to two tickets apiece.



OHNY is an annual weekend-long event that opens sites of architectural and historical interest to the public. The High Line has been an OHNY site since the event began in 2003, but in previous years, participants were only permitted to view the High Line from surrounding buildings. Special thanks to CSX Transportation and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for making these tours possible.



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THIS SATURDAY: TOUR OF GREENBRANCHES SITES IN RED HOOK, BROOKLYN FREE


Join Friends of the High Line and the Horticulture Society of New York (HSNY) this Saturday, September 29, as we present a tour of HSNY's GreenBranches sites in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We will meet in Manhattan, where a trolley will pick us up and take us to the Red Hook sites.

GreenBranches is a community project which works to install and maintain gardens around the city's public library branches. In conjunction with HSNY's GreenHouse program, many of the sites are maintained by former inmates at Rikers Island who have been trained in horticultural and landscape maintenance. Other sites are maintained by student groups through HSNY's Apple Seeds program.

Learn more about HSNY's Greenbranches Program

Tour of GreenBranches Sites
Saturday, September 29
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

RSVP for meeting location



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ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON PRESERVING THE HIGH LINE AT THE WEST SIDE RAIL YARDS


"The High Line must be saved in its entirety," according to the editorial column in the September 5 issue of the Architect's Newspaper.

The Newspaper, a leading voice of the architecture and design community, devoted its editorial column to a powerful endorsement of our efforts to preserve the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. This section of the High Line (between 30th and 34th Streets) is currently threatened with demolition. Its fate depends on the outcome of an ongoing planning process involving the state-run MTA, which owns the Rail Yards site, and private developers.

The author of the editorial argues that the High Line creates economic growth and a vital connection to the City's past in a neighborhood that is rapidly changing:


"We remember better than most the loss of Penn Station, and in watching the years-long struggle over Moynihan Station, know how hard it is to rectify mistakes. We know that nothing is a better foil for all of the sleek new towers in the neighborhood than a piece of outdated infrastructure, both visually and for the city's own historical sense of itself. While two-thirds of the High Line is safe, that isn't enough. The High Line must be saved in its entirety.”

Read the Editorial (PDF)


For more on the High Line at the Rail Yards, please see our previous e-newsletters.



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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: THE NEW YORKER PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS PASSPORT TO THE ARTS, BENEFITING FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
The New Yorker's Promotion Department invites you to take a self-guided tour of leading Chelsea galleries and receive a limited-edition pocket-size art collection. The day-long event culminates in a cocktail reception, where participants will have the opportunity to bid on select works of art to benefit Friends of the High Line. Come enjoy art from some of today’s modern masters as well as emerging artists at The New Yorker’s annual Passport to the Arts.


The New Yorker Passport to the Arts
Saturday, November 10
Gallery Tour: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Tickets are $40 and go on sale October 1. To purchase tickets to this event, please call (866) 468-7619 or visit www.ticketweb.com and search for "Passport to the Arts."

For more information, please visit the Passport to the Arts Web site.

Please do not RSVP to Friends of the High Line.



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OCTOBER 18-21: HIGH LINE 07: CHELSEA OPEN STUDIOS
The inaugural High Line 07: Chelsea Open Studios is a three-day-long look inside more than 50 private, working artists' studios in West Chelsea.

Opening Reception and Group Show
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Art Gotham, 547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor

Open Studio Dates
Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; and Sunday, October 21
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pick up maps at 508 West 26th Street


For more information, please e-mail highlineartiststudios@gmail.com



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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
www.thehighline.org




 


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