The First Section of the High Line Opens in New York City June 2009

In June 2009, the first section of the High Line in New York City opened to the public. The High Line is a 1.5-mile-long, elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan, and Friends of the High Line working in partnership with the City of New York has transformed it into an urban park. The first section of the High Line, running from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, includes the Chelsea Grasslands section, which was created with funding from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.

The Foundation awarded a grant for $1,000,000 to Friends of the High Line in 2007, to assist in the revitalization efforts of lower Manhattan in conjunction with grants to the Battery Conservancy and the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy. This grant is a part of the Foundation’s Urban Parks Program, which supports infrastructure improvements and beautification efforts in existing parks and the creation of additional green spaces.

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is proud to support such an innovative and exciting addition to New York City’s urban environment.