Public Discussion of the Transformation of the High Line

How did a pair of Chelsea residents with no government experience line up the City, the State, the von Furstenberg-Dillers, and a huge cast of characters to help turn the West Side’s mammoth High Line railroad into a spectacular public space?

Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, will have a public conversation with Josh Rubin from Cool Hunting about Robert’s experiences with the High Line project since Friends of the High Line was founded in 1999. This is part of a program series put on by Out Professionals.


Streetfilm: Transforming NY City Streets

Streetfilms’ Elizabeth Press was in attendance this week at the New York Historical Society where neighborhood activists, professional planners, and experienced advocates gathered to share their secrets on how New Yorkers can transform the public realm. The event was hosted by NYC Streets Renaissance and was moderated by Streetsblog editor Aaron Naparstek. Panelists included: Christine […]

Kitchen High Line Block Party

Join Friends of the High Line and The Kitchen for the second Kitchen High Line Block Party, a neighborhood street fair. They’ll be closing a street under the High Line to make way for dozens of free, artist-led activities, live music and other performances, and affordable food from local restaurants.

Rocky Road

Cycling intimately acquaints you with every bump, slice, crease, divot, ledge, ripple and of course pothole in a street, because not noticing means you might get thrown off your steed into bone-breaking and life ending car traffic. While riding along Lafayette Street in Manhattan, or Bergen Street in Brooklyn, or essentially anywhere in New York […]