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A Public Space for All

January 16, 2017

As we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and continue our efforts to make the High Line a welcoming place for all, we wanted to share with you, our supporters, a message that will greet our visitors.

Starting today, we will be posting the below message on signage throughout the park and sharing it via our digital channels to reinforce something we’ve always been proud of: the High Line is a place for everyone. And while we recognize that actions are more important than words, we also know that publicly acknowledging where we stand is an important way to showcase our values.

We always want to keep getting better at what we do and, as the message states, we’d love to hear from you about how we can do more. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to We look forward to hearing from you.


To our friends, neighbors, and visitors, we say: you are welcome here. No matter who you are, what you look like, who you love, how much money you have, what your religious beliefs are, or where you are from, the High Line is for you.

Like many, we at Friends of the High Line are concerned about the divisive, hateful speech and actions we are hearing and witnessing across our country. While these feelings are not new for many, we recognize that this is a crucial moment to take a stand for what we believe is right. It is important that we do not become complacent in our mission to cultivate equitable and open public spaces that reflect and celebrate the diversity of our communities.

Friends of the High Line is committed to reexamining and strengthening our continuing efforts to ensure the High Line is a safe and welcoming place for everyone. If you have any suggestions for how we can make this public space better, please send us an email with your thoughts:

– Friends of the High Line


A nuestros amigos, vecinos y visitantes de todas partes, les decimos: eres bienvenido aquí. No importa quién eres, la manera en que luces, a quién amas, cuánto dinero tienes, cuáles son tus creencias religiosas o de dónde eres, el High Line es para ti.

Al igual de muchos de ustedes, en Friends of the High Line estamos preocupados por las palabras y acciones maliciosas que estamos presenciando en todo el país. Aunque estos sentimientos de temor e incertidumbre no son nuevos, reconocemos que este es un momento importante para mantenernos firme en lo que creemos. Ahora, es aun más importante enfocarnos en nuestra misión de cultivar espacios públicos abiertos que reflejen y celebren la diversidad de nuestras comunidades.

Friends of the High Line se compromete a reexaminar y fortalecer nuestros esfuerzos para garantizar que el High Line sea un lugar seguro y acogedor para todos. Si usted tiene alguna sugerencia de cómo podemos mejorar este espacio público, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico:

– Friends of the High Line