PartyLines- photographs by Patrick McMullan

 
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Friends of the High Line Summer Benefit Presented by Calvin Klein

Pier 60 and High Line Park. June 15, 2009. By Bennett Marcus

Now that the High Line is reality, what else would you transform in New York? “Someone should take on the quality of New York cab service next.” —Edward Norton

Diane Von Furstenberg

Are you worried about High Line visitors seeing naked people at the Standard Hotel? “We were told, of a day when we were still under construction, that construction completely stopped one afternoon to watch a romp. Luckily it did not cause us to miss our opening day.” —Joshua David, High Line co-founder

Lisa Maria & Philip Falcone

Michelle Trachtenberg

Is your relationship with your co-founder, Joshua David, the longest you've ever been in? “Yes. People often think, since we’re both gay and because I say “partner” all the time, that we’re a big gay couple. Well, we are a big gay couple; we’re just not a "big gay couple.”” —Robert Hammond, High Line co-founder

Italo Zucchelli

Debbie Harry

Have you heard about High Line visitors witnessing people having sex in the Standard Hotel? “You’re really with New York Magazine? You’re not Sacha Baron Cohen?” No ... “I just wanted to make sure.” —David Yassky, New York City Councilman

Zac Posen

How do you rate the High Line among all of the public projects you’ve overseen? “This is the most magical and important project that I have ever been involved in or undertaken. I’ve worked harder on this than anything I have in my whole life.” —Amanda Burden, New York City Planning Commission Chair

Yigal Azrouël

Jason Wu

Do you ride a bicycle in New York? “Yes. You take this huge bike ride from Battery Park all the way up to the George Washington Bridge, and then you get up there and you go, 'Oh fuck – I’m sorry – oh shit, I gotta go back! I can’t even sit anymore on this seat.'” —Rhea Perlman

Jared Kushner

Hilary Rhoda

Would you feel safe riding a bicycle in the city? “Cross town, you’ve got to be careful – I walk the bike. Because you don’t want to get nailed. Take your time, have a nice conversation, and then you get to the bike path and you can kick ass.” —Danny DeVito

John Whitledge

What would you like to see on the High Line? “I would love to build a little labyrinth.” —Zoë Saldana

Alexander Wang

Since you live in Los Angeles, how is the fashion different in New York? “We don’t focus quite as much on the sort of p's and q's of style as New Yorkers. Everyone wears distressed jeans there, no matter what the occasion.” —Maggie Grace

Donna Karan

Lazaro Hernandez

Are you a fan of the new High Line? “The last time I came was for a party when they built an entire house for one night. A hideous waste of money. And now I’ve come to revisit it in this new light of Obama and lack of prosperity.” —Alan Cumming

Richard Meier

Rachel Zoe

Now that the High Line is transformed, what else would you change about New York? “I love the grittiness of New York, and I miss that. So maybe I would deconstruct a part of New York, to be honest, as opposed to reconstruct it.” —Richard Chai

Lydia Hearst

Have you visited the High Line during the day yet? “I actually tried to go this past weekend, but I couldn’t get in because I had a dog with me. They don't allow dogs.” —Thakoon Panichgul

Thom Browne

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

What do you want to see on the High Line? “I want to see gay sex on the High Line. When it starts to become a cruising spot, then it's a success.” —Terence Koh

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