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  • Joshua David, Robert Hammond and the High Line

    Robert Hammond, the executive director of the non-profit Friends of the High Line, will step down, the New York Times reported. Hammond led the effort both to preserve and transform the stretch of abandoned elevated rail line on Manhattan’s West Side, after co-founding the organization with Joshua David in 1999. [more]

  • The founders of the High Line are proposing the creation of a business improvement district that would tax property owners in the neighborhood to help pay for the park, which has seen about four times as many visitors as expected since its opening. Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, said operating costs for the High Line will be $3.5 million to $4.5 million per year. The city pays about $1 million, and Friends of the High Line is responsible for the remainder. A business improvement district would raise about $1 million per year and would cost nearby homeowners between $30 and $90 annually. … [more]