Google Announces $1M Gift to the High Line
Friends of the High Line is pleased to announce that Google Inc. has stepped forward with a $1 million gift to the Campaign for the High Line. This generous gift will support the High Line's construction and its endowment for future park maintenance and operations—a sign of Google's continued commitment to its New York City neighborhood.
Google first moved to the High Line neighborhood in 2006, when it moved its New York office to 76 Ninth Avenue at West 15th Street. Since then, Google has expanded into Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue and now employs over 2,000 people at these locations. Google's New York employees have become passionate about the High Line, and it was that passion that helped inspire the leadership at Google to step forward with this generous gift. We would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Google Inc. for their dedication to our neighborhood and for their vision in supporting the construction and long-term maintenance and operations of the High Line.
Why we still need your help:
When you read about inspiring gifts like Google's, it is easy to assume that your own gift may no longer be needed. But the fact is: We still depend on all of our friends and supporters to maintain and operate the High Line.
Google Inc.'s very generous $1 million gift helps build the High Line and create an endowment for the future. But the day-to-day operations of the High Line—gardening, maintenance, public programs, and public art—still depend on the continued support of all our neighbors and friends across the city, and beyond. As part of our license agreement with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, we must raise the essential private funds every year to support the majority of the High Line's operating budget, which pays for gardeners, maintenance staff, and public programs.
When you give to Friends of the High Line, you are helping to make sure that this special park is always maintained and operated at the high standards we have all come to love. No gift is too small. Thank you for your continued support.
Winter Hours Begin December 1
Beginning on Wednesday, December 1, the High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Please check our Web site regularly, as we will update it with information you should know about park conditions and hours of operations snow storms and icy conditions.
Tomorrow: Last Free High Line Tour of the Season
Tomorrow marks the end of our fall calendar of public programs, with High Line Docents Connie and Pete leading the last free tours of the season. In the coming weeks, we will be announcing in our e-newsletter and on our Web site our line-up of winter events, including a series of winter walks, a snow sculpture competition, and holiday singing on the High Line.
Sunday: Last Chance to Visit The Other End of the Line
Sunday is your last chance to check out Francis Cape's The Other End of the Line—the latest public artwork presented by Friends of the High Line.
Cape has brought a mobile home from Sullivan County, NY, to Gansevoort Plaza, under the High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, and transformed it into a temporary exhibition space. Visitors can enter the mobile home to see the show, which features paintings, sculpture, and video—even a collection of miniature figurines—by artists living and working in upstate New York.
The Other End of the Line will be on view from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday and from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Visit our Web site for more information about Francis Cape and The Other End of the Line.
This High Line Art Commission is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Additional support for The Other End of the Line has been provided by The Greenwall Foundation. High Line Art is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.
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