Friends of the High Line Founders Wall Ceremony


On a beautiful windy spring day, the group of people who were most instrumental in saving the old abandoned elevated railroad tracks become an urban park called the High Line gathered together to celebrate the unveiling of the recognition plaques for permanent installation. Acting as community relations consultants in New York City, Capalino was proud to be there.

The plaques are on the wall inside the building just south of 14th St. and 10th Ave.

Karen Ackman, Board Member, and her husband Bill

Board Members Jim Capalino and Gary Handel, Handel Architects

Former City Council Speaker, Gifford Miller with Jim Capalino


Jim Capalino, E.B Kelly, and Zachary Smith, Senior Advisor to Deputy Mayor for Operations

Jim Capalino with Joanna Rose, VP Corporate Communications, The Related Companies

John Blondel, Board Member, with Jim Capalino

Co-Founder Josh David, Charles Renfro, (Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Architects), Amanda Burden, Comm. Dept. of City Planning, Jim Capalino


Co-Founders Josh David and Robert Hammond with fellow Board Member Karen Ackman

Michael Bradley, Jim Capalino

Jim Capalino and Peter Mullan, Vice President for Planning & Design, Friends of the High Line

Rick Little, Chief Operating Officer, Friends of the High Line with Jim Capalino


Jim Capalino with Vishaan Chakrabarti, former Director, Manhattan Office of City Planning

Jim Capalino, Donald Pels, Wendy Keys, Gary Handel

Founding Chairman and Board Member Philip Aarons, his wife Shelly with Jim Capalino

Jim Capalino with Friends of the High Line staff members L to R Sanaya Kaufman, Manager of Individual Giving; Dionne Broadus; Michelle Sharkey, Development Associate; Alicia King, Events Manager

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