Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: February 12, 2014, 7:54 PM
Friends of the High Line (FHL) is the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation's non-profit partner working to ensure the park on the High Line is maintained as a great public place for all New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.
FHL was formed in 1999 by residents in the West Village and Chelsea to preserve the historic High Line structure for reuse as an elevated public open space through the federal rail-banking program.
Construction of this unique park, almost 1.5 miles long, spanning 22 blocks from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, began in April 2006, and the first section opened to the public in June 2009.