MEET THE MAN WHO'S CHANGING CHELSEA
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
6:30PM - 9:00PM
GET AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK AT THE NEW HIGH LINE
AND A PERSONAL HISTORY FROM "FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE" CO-FOUNDER AND OP MEMBER ROBERT HAMMOND
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?
Get the inside story when OP member Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, talks exclusively with Out Professionals on August 15.
Josh Rubin, founder of Cool Hunting will interview Robert.
no doubt heard about Hammond and other FHL co-founder Joshua
David. Their incredible journey starts with Friends of the High Line's
birth in 1999 -- and takes them through 100 civic and community groups,
the New York State Supreme Court, former Mayor Giuliani, the Federal
government, and many more allies and adversaries.
Get informed, get inspired, and get a personal and
private look at one of the most astonishing transformations in New York
City history from one of its main movers. From the Friends of the High
Line web site:
"When the High Line is converted to public open
space, you will be able to rise up from the streets and step into a
place apart, tranquil and green. You will see the Hudson River, the
Manhattan skyline, and secret gardens inside city blocks as you've
never seen them before. You will move between Penn Station and the
Hudson River Park, from the convention center to the Gansevoort Market
Historic District, without meeting a car or truck. The High Line will
be a promenade -- a linear public place where you will see and be seen."
Bar & Social Hour 6:30 to 7:30pm; Program & Q&A 7:30 to 9:00pm.
Location: LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street
Ticket Prices: $5 OP Members; $10 Non-Members
(Photos above show present and proposed future design.)