Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You’re Invited to Eat it!

Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You’re Invited to Eat it!

How will you be celebrating Earth Day this weekend? Perhaps the tastiest event in NYC will be taking place this Sunday, April 22 on the High Line, where artist Alison Knowles will be staging an art historical performance. The artist, who was part of the Fluxus

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Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Park

Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Park

The Tappan Bridge Park Alliance, lead by Paul Feiner, the supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, and Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, is working toward making this park a reality. Lecuona is coordinating an international design competition, while schools like

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Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

A few years ago, when Ramsey of Raad Studio learned about a huge, unused space below Delancey Street, he began thinking of how to create what could potentially be deemed the world’s first underground park. Built in 1903 and abandoned since 1948, the former

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Three More Residential Towers Will Hug the High Line Park

Three More Residential Towers Will Hug the High Line Park

Initially, a plan for a mixed use hotel, residential and retail area designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects was proposed for the site in 2009. The new Avinash K. Malhotra plan nixes the hotel, and brings a 14 story, 128 unit residence, a 25 story tower

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Waterfront New York City Theatre Would Feature an Elevated Park that Meets the High Line

Waterfront New York City Theatre Would Feature an Elevated Park that Meets the High Line

The New York City Theatre is meant to rival Broadway, but instead showcase smaller, independent productions, giving them a chance to shine. But in regards to the current economic situation, Vecchi and Ortolani designed a mixed-use complex, integrating residences,

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Jeff Koons Wants to Hang a 70-Foot-Long Train Over the High Line

Jeff Koons Wants to Hang a 70-Foot-Long Train Over the High Line

As the High Line Park designs become more complete and polished, new concepts are being introduced and reviewed for the design of the park’s gathering spaces and permanent art installations, with one big idea coming from art star Jeff Koons. In an attempt

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Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

The newly revealed renderings show the architects’ initial visions for the final section of the High Line, but the details are not finalized The third section’s total cost will be about $90 million (which comes from donors, not the city’s pockets), and it

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Governor Cuomo Considers Transforming Tappan Zee Bridge Into a Pedestrian Park

Governor Cuomo Considers Transforming Tappan Zee Bridge Into a Pedestrian Park

The idea to turn the ill-fated Tappan Zee Bridge into a pedestrian walkway is finally crossing the desk of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester, has been deemed beyond repair, so a new bridge has been slated to be built.

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LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

The lot once slated for a Jay-Z-owned hotel along side the High Line will soon be home to a LEED Platinum office building.  Designed by Cook + Fox, the nine story tower will be developed by the Albanese Organization. The building will feature ample terraces,

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POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

All of New York is anxiously awaiting the third installment of the High Line to open (especially with the current unseasonably beautiful weather), and it looks like everyone has an idea of what the new design should include. The Friends of the High Line, a

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Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vincent’s Hospital Site

Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vincent’s Hospital Site

From 1981 to 1995, there were more cumulative deaths from the AIDS epidemic in New York City than total U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War, yet as some have pointed out, there is no significant memorial to those losses in the city of New York — aside from a bench

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A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A group of park activists and city board members are hard at work on bringing the concept of the High Line to Queens. The group recently met with representatives from the city about a proposed plan to turn the defunct Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island

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The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

It may be a balmy 65 degrees today (hello, climate change), but it’s the week after Thanksgiving and that means only one thing: it’s time to get in the holiday spirit! What better way to start rolling in the holiday cheer than with a little ice skating? The

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Finalists Announced for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Finalists Announced for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

It seems like Interboro Partners’ Holding Pattern installation at MoMA PS1 just came down yesterday, but the museum is already looking for next year’s talented design team. PS1 has just announced the finalists for the 2012 Young Architects Program, which

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Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex

Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday, just after announcing the extension of High Line Park, that new retail building will be a part of a total redevelopment of the area surrounding the High Line to the waterfront.  The area will gain 5,000 “affordable”

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High Line Stakeholders Pledge to Complete the Park’s Final Section at the West Side Rail Yards

High Line Stakeholders Pledge to Complete the Park’s Final Section at the West Side Rail Yards

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday morning that all High Line stakeholders have come to an agreement to extend the High Line all the way up to the West Side Rail Yard at 34th street, increasing its length by one third. This transition has been on the minds

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Paint a Pumpkin on the High Line with Fulton Youth of the Future!

Paint a Pumpkin on the High Line with Fulton Youth of the Future!

With paints provided, kids had the opportunity to decorate their pumpkin on site or take it home to carve later. There were a range of sizes to choose from with the smallest costing $1 and the biggest priced at $10. The session ran from noon to 4pm but after

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Head to the High Line for Fall Festivities & a Haunted Halloween!

Head to the High Line for Fall Festivities & a Haunted Halloween!

The spooky season is upon us and where better to spend these cool fall days than on the High Line! The famed and favorite walkway is celebrating Halloween by hosting a slew of great events for all ages in the next coming weeks. From pumpkin picking to haunted

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Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

The Tappan Zee Bridge in upstate New York has just been fast-tracked by President Obama for demolition and replacement. While bulldozers are firing up, some local officials are pleading to convert the old bridge into an elevated park and walkway, a la the

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Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Did you know that there are currently more than 600 stalled construction sites in New York City? And according to the Department of Buildings, due to a slumping commercial real estate industry, many of these lots won’t be worked on anytime soon. But Manhattan

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Last Chance to Go Skating at the High Line Retro Roller Rink!

Last Chance to Go Skating at the High Line Retro Roller Rink!

Designed by HWKN in partnership with the architects and landscape architects behind the High Line itself, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations, the retro roller rink makes great use of the empty lot at 30th St., filling it with energy,

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NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

Located just east of the High Line and across from the Standard Hotel, the floor to ceiling windows of 837 Washington will soon rival the hotel’s famous, coveted views. Because the warehouse is part of a historic district, it took almost a year for the building

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Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line’s Lot TODAY!

Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line’s Lot TODAY!

We’re still mourning over Rainbow City’s good-bye, but there’s still reason to be excited! Opening TODAY is the brand new roller rink designed by HWKN in partnership with the High Line masters themselves, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations! Located

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The East River Waterfront is Reborn with a New Esplanade by SHoP Architects – Exclusive Photos!

The East River Waterfront is Reborn with a New Esplanade by SHoP Architects – Exclusive Photos!

The project design resulted from collaboration between SHoP Architects and landscape architect Ken Smith. Some of the design elements are reminiscent of the High Line, such as the slatted, reclining benches made from ipe wood, but the overall design is quite

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Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project Will Infuse NYC’s Meatpacking District With Greenery

Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project Will Infuse NYC’s Meatpacking District With Greenery

New York City’s Meatpacking District, being a former industrial area, is pretty much devoid of foliage. Since the last few years have transformed the area from blocks of butchers to a chic party zone, local businesses and organizations are beefing up the greenery

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