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|FHL E-Mail Newsletter
October 4, 2004
& SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 & 10: HIGH LINE VIEWINGS WITH OPENHOUSENEWYORK
the second year, Friends of the High Line is working
with openhousenewyork to introduce New Yorkers to the
High Line. openhousenewyork works to bring
the public to important city sites that are usually off-limits.
This year, thanks to our partners at the City of New York,
FHL will offer viewings of the High Line's elevated rail bed
from a City-owned building in the Meatpacking District. While
the High Line structure itself is still managed by CSX railroad,
and we cannot actually bring people on the rail-bed itself,
we will take visitors up through an out-of-use meat processing
plant to a freight-car siding overlooking the Line, which is
overgrown with meadow grasses and wildflowers. It's the first
time we've ever been able to offer the general public such
a close view of the mysterious wildscape atop the High Line.
We hope you will visit us—and other openhousenewyork
sites. Please note: Visitors will be accommodated on a first-come
first-serve basis. All visitors will be asked to sign a release
prior to entering the site. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate
children under 12.
Special thanks to the New York City Economic
Development Corporation for making this site available to
openhousenewyork High Line viewings
820 Washington Street (at the corner of Gansevoort)
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street
Bus: M11, M14A, M14D
Saturday, October 9, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, October 10, 1pm - 4pm
For more information, visit www.ohny.org and www.thehighline.org
note: The High Line structure is still privately
owned; it is not open to the
public at this time. Please do not trespass.
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OCTOBER 19: COMMUNITY INPUT FORUM FOR HIGH LINE DESIGN
of you may have read articles in the press about the preliminary
selection of the design team led by Field Operations, working
in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, to create
the High Line master plan. While the official
selection has yet to be formally announced (we expect a formal
announcement to be made shortly), we have scheduled our first
public session to encourage public participation in the design
High Line Community Input Forum
Design Phase One
Tuesday, October 19, 7pm - 10pm
110 West 19th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
RSVP by October 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (212) 206-9922
This will be your first opportunity to work directly
with the design team, Friends of the High Line, and the
City of New York on the design of a great new public space
for our community. At the forum, you will meet representatives
from the design team, and view their initial concepts.
You will then be able to share your ideas to help guide the
team as they continue their design work.
to Metropolitan Pavilion for their donation of space for
this event. For more information on Metropolitan Pavilion:
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OCTOBER 30: HIGH LINE ON WNBC TV "JANE'S NEW YORK"
"Jane's New York", a
weekly program that showcases unique New
York City stories on WNBC TV Channel 4,
is currently producing a one-hour special
about the High Line. The program will
include beautiful new footage of the High
Line, interviews with FHL staff, City
officials, historians, community residents,
and many people involved with the High
Line project. Please mark your calendars—it
should be a great show.
"Jane's New York"
WNBC TV Channel 4
Saturday, October 30, 7pm - 8pm
Special thanks to CSX Transportation
Inc. for permitting filming on the High
Line, and to Alan Shmaruk, of the Manhattes
Group, LLC, for permitting filming from
502 West 30th Street, a building currently
for sale with spectacular views of the
High Line. For more info, call the
Manhattes Group, LLC, at (212) 334-4666.
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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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