Posted on February 12, 2010 by Auzelle Epeneter
While this week’s snowstorm turns brown, slushy, and inconvenient on street level, it’s still clean and beautiful up on the High Line. There’s quite a bit of snow left–come up and enjoy it this weekend! (Perhaps even make it part of a romantic date on Sunday?)
Weather permitting, we’ll be open for regular winter hours, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, with the last entry at 7:45 PM. Check our Web site for updates.
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Posted on January 22, 2010 by Lauren Ross
The staff of Friends of the High Line was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Clare Weiss, the Parks Department’s Curator of Public Art, on January 11, 2010. During her tenure at Parks from 2005 to 2009, Clare helped organize 128 outdoor public art exhibitions, as well as 36 exhibits at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. She was a charter member of the High Line’s Public Art Advisory Committee, which selected the High Line’s first public art installation—Spencer Finch’s The River That Flows Both Ways. Clare worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this city culturally richer and more dynamic. Her contributions and her spirit will be sorely missed.
Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, New York City Parks & Recreation
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Posted on December 22, 2009 by Julia Boyer
In addition to all the shoveling the High Line staff did to keep the park open this weekend, our temporary Maintenance & Operations facility has been moved down to the southern entrance of the High Line, at street level. In order to get ready for the joining of Section 1 to Section 2 – (still under construction) – the M&O trailers (where our gardeners, maintenance workers, and Rangers house equipment and offices) were moved 10 blocks south, just west of the Gansevoort Stairway.
M&O container being lifted off of the 20th Street location and moved to ground level at Gansevoort & Washington Streets. Photo by Jenny Staley.
The trailers and containers were crane-lifted off the High Line and loaded onto flatbed trucks that transported everything to their new southern location, where they will rest until construction for the new Whitney Museum begins at Gansevoort and Washington Street, adjacent to the High Line.
Container being set down into its new location just west of the Gansevoort Entrance. Photo by Jenny Staley.
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Posted on December 21, 2009 by Julia Boyer
If you haven’t already caught glimpses of the High Line dressed in white, check out the snow-strewn photos that our Maintenance & Operations staff took this weekend.
The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck under a white blanket.
In order to clear the snow, the crew used various tools and equipment including: a Bobcat mini-tracker with spinning broom, power brooms, push brooms, snow-blowers, shovels, and eco-friendly ice melt. Brooms (and power brooms) are the best way to remove snow safely and efficiently from the concrete planking and pathways.
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Posted on November 30, 2009 by Salmaan Khan
Image courtesy fieldoperations.net
James Corner, principal and founder of James Corner Field Operations, the High Line project lead, will lecture on his recent and current works at the Cooper Union on Wednesday, December 9th.
In addition to the High Line, Corner’s work with Field Operations includes the current transformation of the 2,200-acre landfill site Fresh Kills on Staten Island, which will be one of the largest public parks in the world. James Corner Field Operations has received numerous awards, including the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design and the Daimler-Chrysler Award for Design Innovation.
Admission is free for league members and the Cooper Union Students and Staff, and is $10.00 for non-members.
Wednesday, December 9th
Cooper Union’s Great Hall
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY
Non-members can purchase tickets here.
For more information, see the Architectural League of New York Web site.
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Posted on November 20, 2009 by Auzelle Epeneter
Organicoa's Pure Hot Cocoa. Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.
Now through December 11th in the Chelsea Market Passage, you’ll find Organicoa–organic, sustainably-grown, pure hot cocoa.
Founders Matthew Pek and Brett Nidel created Organicoa especially for the High Line. Each cup of Organicoa’s hot cocoa is crafted with Dagoba cocoa beans (which are sourced through sustainable cacao farms), organic vegan cane sugar, and locally sourced organic milk. Their cups, lids, and sleeves are made from recycled and compostable materials.
We recommend grabbing a cup and enjoying it on the sundeck.
Follow the jump for a menu and more pictures.
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Posted on November 19, 2009 by Julia Boyer
On Friday the thirteenth, a group of planners, transportation experts, sociologists, and techies joined together for an intimate dialogue hosted by The Open Planning Project (TOPP) and the Regional Planning Association (RPA). Perched on top of 148 Lafayette, we gathered to discuss “New Technology for Participatory Planning”. A series of “lightning talks” revolved around the potential of evolving technologies to simultaneously address planning challenges and open communication barriers.
New Technology for Participatory Planning conference. Ideas for take-away discussions.
The Open Planning Project acts as an advocate and resource for those who wish to understand the planning of cities around them. TOPP is about to launch a new community-based planning tool using open-source software, where those interested in planning can converge online.
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