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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
October 1, 2003

IN THIS ISSUE
City Announces West Chelsea Zoning Plan For High Line Neighborhood
October 2: Public Scoping Session on West Chelsea Zoning
October 11: Open House New York
October 15: FHL Design Competition Winners Speak at Pratt
October 28: High Line Community Input Forum
View it Online: High Line TV Segment by Thirteen/WNET
Thanks to Metropolitan Pavilion
Correction: Map in Ideas Competition Entry


CITY ANNOUNCES WEST CHELSEA ZONING PLAN FOR HIGH LINE NEIGHBORHOOD
On September 25, the New York City Department of City Planning formally announced its plans to rezone the West Chelsea neighborhood that surrounds the High Line. Reuse of the High Line as public open space is a focal point of the plan, which also includes provisions to help retain the art gallery district and to provide new housing opportunities.

· Details from the NYC Department of City Planning: click here.
· New York Times coverage: click here.



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OCTOBER 2: PUBLIC SCOPING SESSION ON WEST CHELSEA ZONING
The public is invited to comment on the draft scoping document for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Chelsea Zoning.

October 2, 2003, 10:00 am
Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street
(1 block north of Chambers Street, between Broadway and Centre Street)

Based on session testimony, the draft scope will be revised into a final scope, which will identify the subjects of study and methodologies of the EIS, a key component of the public review process. By commenting on the draft scope at this time, members of the public can raise issues they feel require study in the EIS and should be put into the final scope. Comments received during the draft scope's public hearing and written comments received up to 10 days after the hearing will be considered for inclusion.



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OCTOBER 11: OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK
Friends of the High Line (FHL) is pleased to be one of the many participants citywide in openhousenewyork (OHNY).

Over the course of the October 11-12 weekend, OHNY will provide free access to over 80 sights in all five boroughs—sites that are usually closed to the public, including tunnels, towers, boardrooms, mansions, and historic sites. Since FHL cannot provide large-scale public access to the High Line at this time (the structure is still owned/managed by Conrail/CSX), we are offering access to a rooftop adjacent to the Line from which most of the Line can be viewed:

Saturday, October 11, 10:00am – 4:00pm
511 West 25th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

For more information: click here. Special thanks to Whitehall and Jack Fuchs for their cooperation.



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OCTOBER 15: FHL DESIGN COMPETITION WINNERS SPEAK AT PRATT
Five winning entrants from the Designing the High Line competition will speak at an event hosted by Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), Planners Network, and Pratt GCPE.

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Pratt Manhattan, 144 West 14th Street, Room 213
To attend for CES/HSW credit: $15 for ADPSR members, $20 for non-members
Non-credit attendees: Free
Reservations: send e-mail to adpsrevent@aol.com, or call (212) 539-7650

Wine and cheese will be served starting at 6 PM for the half-hour prior to the event.

Competition entrants participating:
Matthew Greer (with Karin Taylor); Barbara Wilks (with Alex Washburn and Michael Hsiung), W Architecture; Elisabeth Saint-Amand (with Lise Anderson); Linda Pollak (with Sandro Marpillero, Lisa Switkin, Sven Dahlsgaard and Thea Hoffman), MPSSH Studio; Peter Coombe (with Anne Lewison, Jennifer Sage, Russ Wooten, Ben Koenig, Julia Stanat, and Kit Yan), Sage and Coombe Architects.



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OCTOBER 28: HIGH LINE COMMUNITY INPUT FORUM
Please join FHL on October 28 for a public discussion of design objectives for the High Line's conversion to public space. A design for the High Line will be created during the next 12 months. This is your opportunity to voice your ideas, visions, and concerns at the very start of the process.

At the forum, participants will review proposals created in the Designing the High Line competition, share ideas, express priorities, and determine a set of community goals for the High Line's design. These community goals will ultimately be given to prospective design teams as part of a formal Request for Proposals.


Tuesday, October 28, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
110 West 19th Street (6th/7th Avenues)
RSVP by October 20 to Olivia Stinson at olivia@thehighline.org or (212) 631-9188



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VIEW IT ONLINE: HIGH LINE TV SEGMENT BY THIRTEEN/WNET
Late in the summer, Thirteen/WNET New York TV broadcast a wonderful segment about Designing the High Line, FHL's ideas competition, on its "New York Voices" program. The segment captures the spirit of creativity and innovation embodied by the competition itself and its 720 entries. Anyone interested in the High Line will want to watch it. It can be viewed online: click here.

It will also be rebroadcast on Friday, October 10th at 10:00pm


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THANKS TO METROPOLITAN PAVILION
Our October 28 High Line Community Input Forum will take place in space generously provided to Friends of the High Line by Metropolitan Pavilion.

Metropolitan Pavilion is Manhattan's premier medium-sized event space, offering 3 rooms in one location. Winner of Event Solution Magazine's Spotlight Award for 2003's Best National Event Space, Metropolitan Pavilion is an ideal place for holiday parties. It can accommodate events for 50 to 1,600 guests. Its street-level space features polished oak floors and original turn-of-the-century architectural highlights. Its 4th floor Gallery is an intimate space with a gleaming white epoxy resin floor. It gets natural sunlight from 3 sides.

To learn more: click here. Or call Fred at (212) 463-0071. Mention you're a Friend of the High Line.



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CORRECTION: MAP IN IDEAS COMPETITION ENTRY
Friends of the High Line (FHL) regrets that it failed to credit the creator of a copyrighted map that appeared (in a redrawn version) in one of the winning entries to Designing the High Line, our ideas competition. The map, which detailed all the swimming pools in Manhattan, was included in Nathalie Rinne's entry #335, which proposed turning the entire Line into a swimming pool. The map was originally researched and drawn by Kathy Forer. Because of when it was first drawn, it includes a pool that no longer exists at the World Trade Center site. FHL apologizes if any offense was caused by that pool's inclusion. FHL thanks Ms. Forer for her permission allowing FHL to include the map in publicly distributed reproductions of Ms. Rinne's competition entry.


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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
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.


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CONTACT INFORMATION


Hudson Guild
441 West 26th Street, Room 225
New York, NY 10001
(212) 631-9188
(212) 631-9185 fax
info@thehighline.org
http://www.thehighline.org






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