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Friends of the High Line Newsletter

December 6, 2011

Reminder: Join Us Tonight at the High Line at the Rail Yards Meeting

Reminder: Join Us Tonight at the High Line at the Rail Yards Meeting

We want to hear from you.

In November, all stakeholders committed to saving the High Line at rail yards. It is now time to plan the design of the final section.

Join the conversation tonight.

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 PM
Public School 11 Auditorium
320 West 21st Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

This High Line Program is free and open to people of all ages.

Please RSVP to railyards@thehighline.org.

If you can’t join us, share your thoughts and ideas by emailing us at railyards@thehighline.org.


Partner with High Line Food: Now Accepting Proposals for 2012

Partner with High Line Food: Now Accepting Proposals for 2012

Please help us spread the word to the food community about this exciting opportunity.

We are looking for innovative and unique food vendors to serve affordable, delicious, sustainable foods on the High Line next year.

Download a copy of our Request for Proposals. Proposals are due by Wednesday, February 1, 2012.


HIGH LINE BILLBOARD: The First $100,000 I Ever Made

HIGH LINE BILLBOARD: The First $100,000 I Ever Made

Did you know that the $100,000 bill was the largest note ever printed by the United States, and that the bills were never circulated to the public?

You can now see a larger-than-life reproduction on the billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street. It is part of a new High Line Art installation called The First $100,000 I Ever Made by John Baldessari, one of the seminal figures in the conceptual art movement.

The artwork made its debut last Friday and will remain on view until Friday, December 30.

Learn more about it and see photos on our blog.


Holiday Toy Drive on the High Line

Toy Drive

Help us give holiday gifts to more than 300 kids in our neighborhood.

We are partnering with Hudson Guild, Fulton Youth of the Future, Chelsea Market, Posman Books, and Chelsea Market Baskets on the first-ever High Line Holiday Toy Drive.

Visit our Event Calendar to get the details.


Upcoming Events and Happenings

We have new opportunities for you to get involved with the High Line.

The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, and Travel + Leisure have listed it as a great holiday gift. High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky is now available on the High Line Web Shop.

Get your book signed by Joshua David and Robert Hammond. The Co-Founders will be at Charles Nolan on Thursday, December 8 and the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday, December 9.

Make sure to place your High Line Web Shop order by 1:00 PM on Friday, December 16 to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Join us at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 10 in the 10th Avenue Square on the High Line for a holiday sing-a-long with students from the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies.

The Standard’s ice skating rink is now open! Grab your skates and get in the holiday spirit. Read more.

HIGH LINE CHANNEL features nightly screenings of Gordon Matta-Clark’s silent film City Slivers, in collaboration with EAI. Screenings take place daily on the High Line at West 22nd Street. Read more.

Download a free iPhone app that turns footsteps into sound, and become a musical instrument as you stroll down the High Line. Read more.

What if the High Line was 30 feet below ground? Some are planning to turn a former trolley terminal under Delancey Street into a park. Read more.


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: A Delicious First Season of High Line Food.


PHOTO: The asters are still blooming along the High Line.


VIDEO: Charlie Rose interviews Diane von Furstenberg, Amanda Burden, Joshua David, and Robert Hammond.

Follow the High Line and stay connected.


Double the Impact of Your Year-End Gift

Double the Impact of Your Year-End Gift

This year, you can make your year-end support of the High Line go twice as far. A generous, anonymous member has pledged to match all year end gifts made by December 31—up to $100,000!

This challenge could not have come at a better time. In 2012, we will care for a full 20 blocks of the park year-round. At the same time, we will be working full speed at the rail yards, beginning the design process, and even planning to start site preparation.

Your contribution now will provide the financial security and stability we need to keep the park extraordinary, even as we to open the rail yards to the public. And when you make your gift by December 31, your support will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Keep the High Line extraordinary in 2012 – and double your impact. Give Now.

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Images, from top to bottom: Friends of the High Line;, Iwan Baan, Image Courtesy the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Friends of the High Line; andBarry Munger

The Rail Yards Community Input Meeting is made possible by the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund.

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is supported by Vital Projects Fund, Inc., and, in part, with 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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. In-kind sponsorship for HIGH LINE BILLBOARD is provided by Edison Properties.

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