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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

TWO IMPORTANT UPDATES
Whitney Museum and City Reach Agreement for High Line Site
December 7: Public Forum on the Future of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards


WHITNEY MUSEUM AND CITY REACH AGREEMENT FOR HIGH
LINE SITE

The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have reached a conditional agreement regarding a City-owned site at the southern end of the High Line, advancing plans for a new art museum to be built at that location. The agreement was reported by Carol Vogel in today's New York Times. Plans for the new museum must go through the City's public review process (ULURP).

The agreement between the City and the Whitney is an exciting advance for the High Line project. A cultural facility at this location will attract a variety of park users to the High Line and create myriad opportunities for arts-related programming. With the Whitney and the High Line sharing this iconic site, the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets can become one of the most dynamic corners in New York City.

Read the New York Times Article



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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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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


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