Save the Date: Rail Yards Community Input Meeting
We want to hear from you.
Last week we shared the exciting news that all stakeholders have committed to saving the final section of the High Line, including the spur over 10th Avenue, and opening it to the public as quickly as possible.
It is now time to think about the design and construction. Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 to get a project update from Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond, meet representatives from the design team of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and join the conversation about the future of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.
Watch for an email or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for the meeting time and location.
Video: High Line Is Now on Google Street View
The High Line is now on Google Street View, enabling you to plan your visit, take a virtual stroll, and explore the park in a whole new way.
As part of a broader initiative to give virtual access to some of the most beautiful and unique parks from around the world, Google visited the High Line in June to capture the park in its full spring glory.
Read more about it on our blog.
Construction Update: Whitney Museum and New High Line Headquarters
Near the High Line’s southern terminus, crews are hard at work preparing to pour the foundation for the new downtown location of the Whitney Museum of American Art, which will open in 2015. Next to the museum site, construction will soon begin on the High Line Headquarters, which will provide critical support for the maintenance and operations of the High Line.
Visit our blog to watch the museum’s preview video, view photos of construction, and learn more about the High Line Headquarters.
Upcoming Book Signings and Talks
A signed copy of our new book, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky makes a great holiday gift.
Join us at an upcoming book event to get a copy signed for the urban planner, architect, or design enthusiast in your life.
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 PM
PARSONS: NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 PM
Monday, November 21 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM
Upcoming Events and Happenings
We have new opportunities for you to stay connected with the High Line.
NEW FALL MENU
Stop by Melt Bakery on the High Line in the Chelsea Market Passage to sample a made-to-order hot apple fritter dipped in cinnamon & sugar among other new additions to the fall menu.
Jane Fonda meets Rodchenko in Half-Mythical, Half-Legendary Americanism, an original dance-theater work by Tyler Ashley and the SARAHS. Join us on the High Line on Saturday, November 12 or Monday, November 14 to watch the performance.
HIGH LINE CHANNEL
Starting Tuesday, November 29, you can catch nightly screenings of art films projected on a building to the east of the High Line at West 22nd Street. Gordon Matta-Clark’s City Slivers will launch the High Line Channel.
Will the Reading Viaduct become Philadelphia’s High Line? The High Line gardeners recently took a field trip to the site to learn about its landscape and share ideas for its future. View photos on our blog.
BOOK RELEASE PARTY
View photos from the launch party for High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky. Thank you to those who joined us and a special thanks to Coach for hosting the event.
Best of the Blog, Facebook, and Twitter
Here are the past few weeks’ most popular items from the High Line Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
High Line Blog
PHOTOS: High Line is Haunted by Ghost Train Created by Kids
The swamp sunflower persevered through the October snow storm and is now blooming on the High Line in the Wildflower Field.
Don’t underestimate the power of James Corner. From The New Republic: “How New York’s High Line Gave Seattle a Waterfront Tunnel”
Follow the High Line and stay connected.
Give Monthly: Become a Highliner
Highliners are a core group of members who provide essential sustaining support to the park each and every month.
When you join the Highliners with a monthly pledge, you will support the park in the most effective way possible. Your gift will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card each month, reducing paper and administrative costs, and allowing more of your support to go directly to the High Line.
You’ll also be recognized with great benefits, including special recognition in member listings, a subscription to our seasonal newsletter, and our High Line member tote when you join before 12/31!
Make your pledge and become a Highliner today!
Not ready to give monthly? Your special support of the High Line is also greatly appreciated.