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[8 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
High Line Phase One Opens to Enthusiastic Reviews

(New York, NY) - The first section of the High Line, which runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street officially opened to the public today and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was on hand to cut the ribbon. Hundreds turned out to witness the historic event, and quite a few comparisons were drawn between the High Line project and that of Manhattan Airport. “Ten years ago, they were at the same stage we are now. People said it couldn’t be done,” said the TMAF spokesperson. “Their work has absolutely paved …

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[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
‘NYC Supports’ Portrait Project Announced

(New York, NY) - Today TMAF announced a bold new photography project entitled ‘NYC Supports,’ envisioned as a comprehensive digital archive depicting individuals in Manhattan and all five boroughs united in their support of Manhattan Airport. “New Yorkers are behind this initiative one-hundred percent,” said Foundation spokesperson Audrey Cortlandt,  ”and the unbelievable groundswell of participation in ‘NYC Supports’ is a ringing endorsement of our cause.” Imagined as more than a mere document of Airport supporters, the scope of the project is comprehensive enough to be seen as a visual archive …

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[12 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Manhattan Airport Feature Documentary Greenlit

(New York, NY)  - Today in a news conference outside the Foundation’s Tribeca headquarters a spokesperson representing the film’s producers confirmed they had secured NYC/London-based directing team Keener Kravis to shoot the upcoming feature documentary on the making of Manhattan Airport. “Keener Kravis has been on our short list from the start. Their strong documentary background coupled with a groundbreaking visual vocabulary makes them the natural choice to bring the story of Manhattan Airport to the world.” The filmmakers’ prior effort “Gowanusphere,” (2008) also chronicles a uniquely New York-centric endeavor: …

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[6 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Financial Backing From Waalwijk Trust, Yamanote Ltd.

(New York, NY) - This week the Foundation’s endowment was bolstered with financial commitments from two of the most prestigious international philanthropic organizations. Monday a spokesperson for the Waalwijk Charitable Trust acknowledged reports that the organization has committed to significant financial backing over the next five years. In addition Yamanote Ltd., The Tokyo-based holding company announced that they would also make a substantial gift to the Foundation for Manhattan Airport. These gifts join the over $1.7M in round one venture capital already raised  as well as nearly $900K in donations …