Ribbon Cut: High Line Open!

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Ribbon cutting ceremony with children from P.S. 11. Photo courtesy of Spencer Tucker, Office of the Mayor

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The High Line in Bloom: Pt. 2

Back in March we gave you a taste of the young flora growing up on the High Line. As we anxiously await both the Summer season (which should be here any day now) and the impending High Line opening (same), we thought we’d share some pictures, courtesy of Ashley Burke, of other plants and flowers that have grown since.

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Allium obliquum twisted-leaved garlic
Knautia macedonica ‘Mar’s Midget’
 

More images after the break.

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Aloha, Friends of the High Line!

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That’s right, we’re on flickr!

Need your High Line fix? Check out more than 1,700 photos– including tons of historical and construction photos,  and many shots from Friends of the High Line events, on our new photostream.

Visit Friends of the High Line on flickr

The High Line in Bloom: Pt. 1

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Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’

Then and now! We’re finally witnessing the fruits (flowers) of our labor. These beautiful pictures of an early Spring blooming shrub with fragrant flowers taken by Sierra Bainbridge at Field Operations are just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting Spring on the High Line. More images after the break.
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Walking the High Line with Joel Sternfeld

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Next weekend offers a rare opportunity to see Joel Sternfeld’s Photographs of the High Line as part of Luhring Augustine‘s booth at the ADAA Art Show 2009 at the Park Avenue Armory.

Back in 2000, in the dawning hours of Friends of the High Line, co-founders Robert Hammond and Joshua David asked noted photographer Joel Sternfeld to walk the High Line to take photographs. The pictures Joel took in the subsequent seasons chronicled the allure and natural grace of the High Line, and played a crucial role in alerting the public to the potential of what many saw from below as abandoned ruins. Adam Gopnik wrote about Joel in the May 21st, 2001 issue of the New Yorker:

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Happy Holidays from the High Line.

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[Section 2 of the High Line near 29th Street in Winter 2007.  Before construction began on this area, a High Line neighbor would decorate this tree every winter.  ]

Name the Drag Queen, Win a Prize: High Line Co-Founder’s “Sister” in Fire Island Cookbook

One of the High Line Co-Founders has a secret sister featured in the just-published cookbook, “Drag Queens Can Cook!” (sales benefit the Doctor’s House, in Cherry Grove, on Fire Island, which provides medical care to residents and visitors alike). 

The first person to e-mail info@thehighline.org identifying the gal of which we speak and her relation to the correct High Line Co-Founder wins one of the following prizes (winner’s choice):  A copy of Friends of the High Line’s new publication, “Designing the High Line: Gansevoort Street to 30th Street,” which showcases the final High Line design, OR a Billy’s Bakery cupcake or drink in the High Line neighborhood with the High Line Co-Founder in question.  With some sleuthing, you can find the Co-Founder’s secret sister on the “Drag Queens Can Cook!” Web site, but we hope you’ll buy a copy — it benefits a good cause, and it’s full of delightful recipes that can be easily prepared while wearing the longest Lee Press-On Nails you can find.