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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
December 20, 2004

IN THIS ISSUE
Two Ways To Help In 2005: Join FHL's List of Supporters; Make Tax-Deductible Year-End Gift
Recent Updates: Summary Of December Public Forum; New York Magazine Article; NYSCA Grant Opportunity
January 6 Community Board Hearing


TWO WAYS TO HELP IN 2005: JOIN FHL'S LIST OF SUPPORTERS; MAKE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE YEAR-END GIFT
Join FHL's List of Supporters
You can help turn the High Line into a much-needed community amenity just by adding your name to the list of supporters backing the structure's transformation to public open space. FHL will be speaking about the need to preserve and reuse the High Line at upcoming public hearings on the City's proposed West Chelsea rezoning. By adding your name, you'll help FHL advocate for the High Line's needs during the rezoning process. The information you give us will be used for this purpose only and will not be given to other organizations. Add your name to list of FHL supporters.

Make a Tax-Deductible Year-End Gift
The dream of transforming the High Line into an original and innovative public open space moved much closer to reality in 2004. To get a sense of our many major successes, please view our list of 2004 accomplishments and 2005 goals.

We never could have built such momentum without the backing of our generous supporters. We hope you will consider making a year-end, tax-deductible gift to Friends of the High Line to help us secure the High Line's future as a great new public space for New York City.

You can donate online; or send a tax-deductible check payable to Friends of the High Line, 430 West 14th Street, #304, New York, NY 10014; or
e-mail FHL's development director, Juliet Page; or call Juliet at (212) 206-9922.


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RECENT UPDATES: SUMMARY OF DECEMBER PUBLIC FORUM; NEW YORK MAGAZINE ARTICLE; NYSCA GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Summary of December Public Forum
Over 200 people attended FHL's 3rd High Line Community Input Session at the Chelsea Recreation Center on December 2, 2004. A summary of the session and the public dialogue it generated is available on our Web site. Download Input Session Summary.

New York Magazine Article
The High Line project is the focus of a wonderful article in New York Magazine's "It Happened This Year" issue. In it Kurt Anderson writes that this "quixotic, poetic, quasi-utopian, and altogether splendid project has gotten over the hump during 2004." Read New York Magazine article.

2004 Accomplishments and 2005 Goals
We've made many major advances in 2004, and we are working to make sure 2005 is a great one for the High Line. View 2004 accomplishments and 2005 goals.

NYSCA Grant Opportunity
The Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (a supporter of Friends of the High Line) is offering project grants for professionals in the design and planning fields. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for architects, landscape architects, planners, designers and scholars to realize specific projects that advance the field and contribute to the public's understanding of the designed environment. Deadline: March 1, 2005. For more information, see the Architecture, Planning and Design Program's guidelines for the Independent Projects Category on the Council on the Arts' Web site, www.nysca.org.



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JANUARY 6 COMMUNITY BOARD HEARING
On Thursday, January 6, Manhattan Community Board No. 4 will host a public hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning's proposal to rezone the West Chelsea neighborhood that surrounds the High Line. To support reuse of the High Line at the hearing without attending, please sign onto our list of supporters. If you plan on attending the hearing and would like to speak in support of the High Line, please e-mail FHL's community engagement manager Chara Ann Tappin; or call her at (212) 206-9922.

CB4 Public Hearing on West Chelsea Rezoning
Thursday, January 6, 2005, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hudson Guild Fulton Center
119 Ninth Avenue (between 17th & 18th Streets)

Questions? E-mail chara@thehighline.org



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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
Though the future of the High Line looks much brighter now that the City of New York stands firmly behind efforts to create a great new public space on the structure, we still face many legal and financial challenges. By making an online donation, you will become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to every major Friends of the High Line public event.


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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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