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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
November 21, 2006

IN THIS ISSUE
December 7: Public Forum on the Future of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards
Construction Update: Sandblasting and Repainting
December 2: Kids' Holiday Card-Making Class with Artist Michael
De Feo
Joel Sternfeld Exhibition at Caledonia Office
Barking Irons Death Avenue T-shirts to Benefit FHL
Watch High Line Video by GOOD Magazine
FHL Now Hiring for 3 Positions


DECEMBER 7: PUBLIC FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF THE HIGH LINE AT THE WEST SIDE RAIL YARDS

The High Line is secure from 30th Street south, and construction on Section 1 is underway. But at the West Side Rail Yards, between 30th and 34th Streets, the future of the High Line is in doubt, and the structure may be fully preserved, altered or removed.



Please join FHL on Thursday, December 7 for a presentation of the High Line's potential at the rail yards and an overview of the public planning process that will decide its future. The presentation will be followed by a public discussion.

High Line Rail Yards Forum
Thursday, December 7
6:30 PM
Chelsea Market Community Room
Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue


RSVP Required: community@thehighline.org or (212) 206-9922



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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: SANDBLASTING AND REPAINTING
Site Preparation work is progressing on schedule. Contractors are working from both the southern and northern ends of Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) and have completed sandblasting of the steel structure and railings from Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street, and from 19th Street to 20th Street.

The gray color seen in the image is the primer coat, the first of three coats of paint to be applied. The primer coat is applied immediately after sandblasting to protect the raw steel. After steel repairs are made, the team will return to apply the intermediate and final coats. The construction team has also removed much of the concrete encasement on columns and beams beyond the sandblasting work, so that those steel surfaces can be prepared in a similar manner.

View Construction Gallery



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DECEMBER 2: KIDS' HOLIDAY CARD-MAKING CLASS WITH ARTIST MICHAEL DE FEO
Join FHL and artist Michael De Feo for a Holiday Card-making class for kids ages 11 and under. The class will be hosted by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Each participant will create one holiday card to take home.

Kids' Holiday Card-making Class - FREE
Saturday, December 2
1:00 PM
Event location and details available upon RSVP


RSVP required: community@thehighline.org or (212) 206-9922



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JOEL STERNFELD EXHIBITION AT CALEDONIA OFFICE
A selection of Joel Sternfeld's photographs from the Walking the High Line series will be on view through December 15 at the Caledonia Sales and Design Office. The exhibition is open daily from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; free to the public and no appointment is necessary.

Walking the High Line: Photographs by Joel Sternfeld
Caledonia Sales and Design Office
Suite 1516
111 8th Avenue
(between 15th and 16th Streets)



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BARKING IRONS DEATH AVENUE AND WESTSIDE COWBOY T-SHIRTS TO BENEFIT FHL
Barking Irons has designed two limited edition t-shirts, the proceeds from which will benefit Friends of the High Line. The shirts, one depicting the horseshoes of the West Side cowboy, the other a freight train on Death Avenue, will be sold at Barney's, Scoop NYC, and Jeffrey, as well as online at www.barkingirons.com. Barking Irons' designs are "inspired by a story or historical reference whether it be from New York literature, folklore, vernacular, mythology or history." The shirts retail at $75.


Read the Press Release



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WATCH HIGH LINE VIDEO BY GOOD MAGAZINE
The High Line was featured in the first issue of GOOD Magazine, a new publication highlighting creative social and environmental activism. This four-and-a-half-minute corresponding video piece features High Line supporter Edward Norton and FHL Co-Founder Joshua David walking on the High Line.


Watch the Video

Read the Article


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FHL NOW HIRING FOR 3 POSITIONS
FHL currently seeks to fill 3 positions: Manager of Special Events, Development Associate for Foundation and Corporate Relations, and Office Assistant. To apply, please see instructions on each job description. No phone calls, please.

Manager of Special Events
The Manager of Special Events will oversee an extensive calendar of events to raise funds and steward donors. Events include a signature 800-person annual summer benefit, luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Responsibilities include securing corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting for the events, and developing and tracking event budgets and timelines. Experience executing events is essential, as are outstanding interpersonal and writing skills.
View Complete Job Description and Application Information

Development Associate for Foundation and Corporate Relations
The Development Associate for Foundation and Corporate Relations will prepare funding requests to appeal to foundations, corporations, and grant-making organizations. Responsibilities will include conducting prospect research and preparing detailed prospect profiles, as well as establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation and corporate program officers. Outstanding writing skills required.
View Complete Job Description and Application Information

Office Assistant
The Office Assistant is responsible for providing general administrative support to the entire Friends of the High Line office as well as specific support to one of the two Co-Founders on special projects including fundraising, design, and presentations.
View Complete Job Description and Application Information



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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. But the most important part of our work—building the High Line, is just beginning. By making an online donation, you will help us 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 every major Friends of the High Line event.


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
http://www.thehighline.org






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