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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
April 01, 2003

IN THIS ISSUE
Community Board to Vote on High Line Resolution
Design Competition Updates
High Line Access Issues: Tours and Trespassing
Seeking Press Relations Assistance
Seeking Past High Line Design Proposals


COMMUNITY BOARD TO VOTE ON HIGH LINE RESOLUTION
Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 6:00 pm
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
1000 Tenth Avenue (58th & 59th Streets)


This Wednesday, April 2, Manhattan Community Board No. 4 will vote on a resolution in support of the preservation and reuse of the High Line. If you are a resident or business-owner in the High Line area, or if you represent a civic organization with links to the issue, you can sign up to speak in support of the pro-High Line resolution. The meeting date, time, and location are above.

The CB4 resolution follows many months of discussion and meetings. At two public CB4-sponsored meetings, in April 2002 and February 2003, community residents, business-owners, and civic groups came out in force to support the High Line. At both hearings, opinion in favor of preservation and reuse in the packed rooms was virtually unanimous. These public meetings led CB4’s Chelsea Planning and Preservation Committee to vote 9-1, with with one abstaining, to recommend that the full Board of CB4 support the High Line preservation and reuse initiative.


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DESIGN COMPETITION UPDATES
· Reminder: "Designing the High Line" registration ends April 25. Submissions are due May 23. Go to http://www.thehighline.org/competition for information and registration.
· Help Spread the Word: Friends of the High Line needs volunteer assistance distributing competition posters and postcards to businesses in the High Line neighborhood. We will be distributing on Thursday, April 3, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, as well as at other times (to be announced). If you can help, please contact Olivia Stinson at (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: olivia@thehighline.org
· Save the Dates: "Designing the High Line" will be exhibited at Grand Central Terminal July 10-26. Friends of the High Line's annual summer benefit party will be held on at a special preview night, July 9. FHL still seeks event sponsors and host committee members. For more information, contact Juliet Page, (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: juliet@thehighline.org

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HIGH LINE ACCESS ISSUES: TOURS AND TRESPASSING
FHL often gets requests for tours of the High Line’s elevated rail platform. FHL does not control access to the High Line, which is private property, owned and managed by CSX Corporation. Sometimes CSX will allow FHL to bring a community-based group or a civic organization on the Line. If you represent a local community group or civic organization that wants to tour a portion of the Line, please contact Justin Rood; (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: justin@thehighline.org. Unfortunately we cannot offer tours to individuals, student groups, or those entering the design competition.

About trespassing: In the last few weeks, there has been an increase in illegal trespassing on the Line. Accessing the Line without CSX permission is illegal, and we’ve heard reports of numerous ticketings and arrests. FHL urges its supporters in the strongest terms not to trespass in this manner. Trespassing on the Line threatens FHL’s working relationship with CSX, which in turn may threaten our long-term ability to open the Line to full and complete public access. Help us save the High Line and open it to the public: Don’t trespass.


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SEEKING PRESS RELATIONS ASSISTANCE
FHL is seeking pro-bono or discounted press relations work in conjunction with its open ideas competition, "Designing the High Line," and the major exhibition scheduled for July 10-26 at Grand Central Terminal. If you have press relations experience and you’re interested in helping us get the word out, please contact Robert Hammond at (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: rhammond@thehighline.org

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SEEKING PAST HIGH LINE DESIGN PROPOSALS
Over the years, hundreds of design professionals have created proposals for the High Line in architecture studios and as parts of other projects. FHL would like to compile a comprehensive collection of all these proposals. If you have, in the past, created a High Line design proposal as part of your independent work, or if you have led an architecture studio about the High Line, or if you participated in an architecture studio about the High Line, and you are willing to share the proposal with FHL for possible inclusion in the Grand Central Terminal exhibition or a published collection of High Line design proposals, please contact Justin Rood, (212) 631-9188 or via e-mail at: justin@thehighline.org

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To donate via a personal or business check, please mail check to Friends of the High Line, Hudson Guild, Room 225, 441 West 26th Street, New York, NY, 10001.

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CONTACT INFORMATION


Hudson Guild
441 West 26th Street, Room 225
New York, NY 10001
(212) 631-9188
(212) 631-9185 fax
info@thehighline.org
http://www.thehighline.org




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