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February 22, 2014
Cafe Gitane, adjacent to the Jane Hotel in the West Village, offers pastries from four-star Balthazar Bakery, along with menu items such as herbed goat cheese with pomegranate syrup. It's a good place to nourish yourself before exploring the High Line, three blocks away. Open 7 a.m.-midnight Sundays-Thursdays, 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Cafe Gitane, 113 Jane St., (212) 255-4143, http://www.cafegitanenyc.com Ruth Kramer Ziony Los Angeles
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TRAVEL
February 22, 2014
Cafe Gitane, adjacent to the Jane Hotel in the West Village, offers pastries from four-star Balthazar Bakery, along with menu items such as herbed goat cheese with pomegranate syrup. It's a good place to nourish yourself before exploring the High Line, three blocks away. Open 7 a.m.-midnight Sundays-Thursdays, 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Cafe Gitane, 113 Jane St., (212) 255-4143, http://www.cafegitanenyc.com Ruth Kramer Ziony Los Angeles
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Los Angeles architect Neil Denari's new residential tower on the West Side of Manhattan is a standout building in ways that begin with — but aren't limited to — its gymnastic form. Known as HL23, for its site where 23rd Street meets the High Line elevated park, the 14-story tower is among the most ambitious of the many buildings spawned by the opening of the wildly popular park in 2009. And in a reversal of the architectural setbacks for which New York has long been famous, HL23 doesn't get narrower as it goes up; it rises from a small footprint in the shadow of the High Line and grows opportunistically wider, so that portions of its upper half lean out over the park itself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Santa Monica will officially celebrate the opening of the city's new $46.1-million oceanfront park on Saturday. The celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., will feature music, crafts, storytelling, food trucks and tours of the new Tongva Park, officials said. The park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. The park was designed by British-born James Corner and his New York firm Field Operations, best known for its work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Who knew James Corner, the landscape architect best known for his work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan, had such a picturesque streak? The British-born Corner and his New York firm Field Operations have just finished their first major project in California. The $46.1-million park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. It will open officially with a ceremony on Oct. 19 but could be accessible to the public, once the construction fencing is taken down, as early as a few days after Labor Day. It's actually two parks in one. A small park right at the foot of City Hall, partly open already, is called Ken Genser Square, in honor of the city's late mayor.
NEWS
September 17, 1997 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
F-Trooper died as he had lived, with a cigarette in one hand and a can of Schmidt's Ice beer in the other. They found him when the Montana Rail Link pulled into the repair shop. F-Trooper was sitting there in one of the boxcars as he so often had before--except this time he had five bullets in his head. Police had little to go on: a blood-spattered cardboard 12-pack between Tracks 3 and 4. Bloody footprints in the boxcar. Some spent shell casings. A tattoo on F-Trooper that said "F.T.R.A."
OPINION
May 20, 2004
"An Eden Above the City" (May 15) waxes rhapsodic about the uses of Manhattan's disused elevated rail line. But it missed the real use being made of the "High Line": as a real estate Trojan horse that will destroy the atmosphere of an entire swath of the city. As a 22-year Chelsea resident who has attended local meetings and studied the city's zoning changes, I can say that most of us who live here and once supported the plan now oppose it. In return for a strip of weeds and flowers, we're going to be walled in by 10 solid blocks of 30-story buildings, where the average dwelling currently is five stories.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times
When it opened in 1956, the Capitol Records building was surrounded mostly by surface parking lots, making it easy to spot from the nearby — and brand-new — Hollywood Freeway. The cylindrical design for the building, by Welton Becket and a young architect in Becket's office, Louis Naidorf, played beautifully to its mobile audience and that wide-open urban landscape. The result was a 13-story tower with the confidence and allure of a major skyscraper. Hollywood has changed a great deal in the intervening years: Along with a stretch of subway and a more crowded skyline, it has acquired a freshly scrubbed civic reputation.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Zaha Hadid's curvy, future-facing designs are found around the world, from China's Guangzhou Opera House to London's Aquatics Centre built for the 2012 Olympics. The Baghdad-born architect, who in 2004 became the first woman to win architecture's top honor, the Pritzker Prize, will leave her first mark on New York City's skyline. Residential developer Related Companies on Monday announced it had commissioned Hadid's U.K.-based firm to design a boutique condo complex near New York's High Line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Santa Monica will officially celebrate the opening of the city's new $46.1-million oceanfront park on Saturday. The celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., will feature music, crafts, storytelling, food trucks and tours of the new Tongva Park, officials said. The park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. The park was designed by British-born James Corner and his New York firm Field Operations, best known for its work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Who knew James Corner, the landscape architect best known for his work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan, had such a picturesque streak? The British-born Corner and his New York firm Field Operations have just finished their first major project in California. The $46.1-million park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. It will open officially with a ceremony on Oct. 19 but could be accessible to the public, once the construction fencing is taken down, as early as a few days after Labor Day. It's actually two parks in one. A small park right at the foot of City Hall, partly open already, is called Ken Genser Square, in honor of the city's late mayor.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Zaha Hadid's curvy, future-facing designs are found around the world, from China's Guangzhou Opera House to London's Aquatics Centre built for the 2012 Olympics. The Baghdad-born architect, who in 2004 became the first woman to win architecture's top honor, the Pritzker Prize, will leave her first mark on New York City's skyline. Residential developer Related Companies on Monday announced it had commissioned Hadid's U.K.-based firm to design a boutique condo complex near New York's High Line.
SPORTS
March 26, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. 0 - Mexico 0 (final) MEXICO CITY - It may not have been the gift the the U.S. was hoping for. But Tuesday's scoreless tie with Mexico in a World Cup qualifying match in a soldout Azteca Stadium is one the Americans aren't likely to return. Content with simply escaping with a result from a place where they've traditionally had little success, the Americans turned in a gutsy, composed and stellar defensive effort to come away with what must  have felt like a win. For Mexico, however, the tie clearly felt like a loss.
OPINION
March 7, 2013
Re "Broken civic promise," Critic's Notebook, March 3 I was glad to read Christopher Hawthorne's piece on Los Angeles' missed opportunities, miscalculations and wrong choices regarding the creation of our public spaces and public transit systems. Planning the look, feel and flow of a city is so important - it takes hindsight and foresight. And the choices made stick around for a long time. So how can it be that the most populous county in the U.S. has no direct rail route to its major airport?
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
"Lincoln" set a record Thursday with seven Golden Globe nominations , including those for best picture, best director ( Steven Spielberg ) and best actor ( Daniel Day-Lewis ). Since the film opened last month, the 16th president and his personal and political struggle to end slavery has been on many people's minds, including mine. I had an interesting "Lincoln moment" a few days ago in New York City when I was just steps from the High Line, the elevated freight train track turned urban garden in the Meatpacking District.
NEWS
November 2, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
Red double-decker tour buses have begun rolling again in New York and Circle Line boats have started plying the waterways as tourism took a few more baby steps toward normalization after the super storm Sandy, AP reports. The Empire State Building, Broadway theaters, the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum, and many stores, have reopened. But the wire service says city parks (including Central Park), the High Line and the Statue of Liberty remain closed pending damage assessment . . . . Enjoy nibbles from top chefs and specialty food companies at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 14-18.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2011
Behold, the man who brought you "Survivor," "The Voice" and "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" has found religion. Executive producer Mark Burnett is bringing the docudrama "The Bible" to the History channel, the network announced Tuesday. The five-part, 10-hour series is planned for 2013 and will cover the Good Book from Genesis to Revelation, using CGI to re-create famous stories, including Noah's ark and the Resurrection of Jesus. The cable channel also said that Kevin Costner will star in "The Hatfields and McCoys," a miniseries for next year about the feuding families from the late 19th century American South.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- The Tommy Hilfiger spring-summer 2013 women's runway collection, which was shown Sept. 9 during New York Fashion Week, was staged on a section of the High Line , an elevated freight rail line turned public park.  The inspiration:  A nautical journey, the sailing life, and the kind of clothes Jackie O or Lauren Hutton might wear while stepping from deck to dock at some far-flung port of call. Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look:  Like the men's collection , the women's spring-summer offerings were heavy on the stripes but the earlier emphasis on clubby collegiate sports was replaced here with nautical motifs.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- The Tommy Hilfiger spring-summer 2013 women's runway collection, which was shown Sept. 9 during New York Fashion Week, was staged on a section of the High Line , an elevated freight rail line turned public park.  The inspiration:  A nautical journey, the sailing life, and the kind of clothes Jackie O or Lauren Hutton might wear while stepping from deck to dock at some far-flung port of call. Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look:  Like the men's collection , the women's spring-summer offerings were heavy on the stripes but the earlier emphasis on clubby collegiate sports was replaced here with nautical motifs.
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By Craig Nakano
Sure, we've got monthly unemployment figures and a consumer confidence index, but how's this for an economic indicator: a high-end furniture line launching at Costco. Starting Aug. 17, after picking up a $1.50 hot dog-and-Coke combo and that discount case of hand sanitizer, shoppers at select Southern California Costco stores can peruse boucl é -upholstered sofas, hardwood headboards and hand-crafted dining room tables, some priced at upwards of $4,000. The Jennifer Adams Home collection will consist of 83 pieces, many to be displayed on a 400-square-foot section of participating Costco stores.
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