Friends of the High Line (FHL) has just moved to Hudson Guild, just steps from the High Line. Please note FHL’s new contact info:
Friends of the High Line
441 West 26th Street, Room 225
New York, NY 10001
(212) 631-9185 fax
As we move into our first dedicated office, we would like to acknowledge the crucial support we’ve received from the the Greenacre Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Merck Family Fund, the New York City Council, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, and hundreds of generous private donors.
FHL has many people to thank for their help in creating the new space:
The room we occupy is leased at an affordable rate by Hudson Guild, a vital provider of social services to the Chelsea community for over 100 years, located at Elliott-
Chelsea Houses, a New York City Housing Authority residential complex. Special thanks to Janice McGuire, Susan Gershen-Tyler, Vivian Lekhter, and Yvonne Rivera.
FHL’s office interior was designed by Yen Ha and Ostap Rudakevych of Front Studio, who generously donated their services and created a simple yet visually striking design that maximized the utility and look of a small space. For information about this exciting, young firm, go to: www.frontstudio.com
Front Studio’s designs were constructed by Chris & Ted, a fast-working young team of fabricators that does terrific work. (718) 383-1130.
Robert Greenhood, of Greenhood & Company, set up FHL’s computer and office systems on a pro-bono basis. Greenhood also manages the production and distribution of FHL’s e-mail newsletter. Companies interested in the services Greenhood offers can go to: www.greenhood.com
Thanks go to Hamilton Rabinovitz & Alschuler (HR&A), who generously donated FHL’s desk chairs.
FHL’s airconditioner was generously sponsored by Josh Feuerstein and Jessica Bride and has been much appreciated during these hot August weeks.
Finally, we must thank everyone at Neighborhood Preservation Center (NPC), our previous home. NPC, at 232 East 11th Street, supports numerous organizations concerned with the city’s social and built environment. One way it does this is by offering temporary office space to fledgling non-profits. FHL has occupied an “incubator” office space at NPC for about a year, and we could not done all we’ve done in the last year without NPC's support. Special thanks to Felicia Mayro, NPC’s director. For more info, go to: www.neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org