HighWaterLine, NYC was made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)., and was sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Development Fund of the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).
It was produced with help from The Canary Project.
There are so many people who contributed to this project, but here is a short list, in no particular order:
Meredith Johnson, who could see through the bad first drafts of the grant applications to see a project taking shape. She also pointed me in the directions of the community boards, city agencies and other organizations
Chris Neidl, who believed in the project and loved it immediately, and proceeded to introduce me to many many other valuable people (will be noted as FON – Friend of Neidl in this list)
Jackie Battenfield, who taught me to TELL EVERYONE (which led directly to a meeting with the Brooklyn DOT commish) and to never take “No” for an answer
Patricia Moreno &, Marnie Nir, who really got me dreaming big
Ben Jervey, who introduced me to the aforementioned Neidl and gave absolutely invaluable advice and input on the project and the support materials
Jenn Su, who was always excited about the project and provided lots of innovative ideas (FON)
Sarah Manley, who worked on (and is still working on) educational projects with me – her patience and sense of vision are noteworthy
Joe Palmieri, Department of Transportation
Clare Weiss, New York Parks Department
The Canary Project Volunteers, Melissa (we had such fun in Gerritson!) & Jillian
Peter Emerick, Sky Kim, Eduardo Lopez, Kelly Robshaw, Maria Berkova and Audrey Tse, who came out to walk the line with me
Margo Bettancourt, my number one buddy out on the street, she biked the line with me early on (with the aforementioned Jenn Su), then came out on four different occassions – everytime biking from the upper West Side, and we never ran out of things to talk about
Dani Simons, for teaching me how not to look (too) crazy on tv
Justin Lang & Cicala Filmworks, without whom the beautiful documentary film just wouldn’t exist. Justin gave a ton of his personal time and energy
Hose Cedeno, who was so unbelievably dedicated and committed to documenting this project as fully as possible
Curtis Hamilton & Megan Baker, who, through The Canary Project, donated their time to help document the project
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Vivian Gornitz & Radley Horton at NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies, who provided knowledge and expertise on the project from the scientific point of view
Deborah Balk, demographer at CUNY who provided insight on the communities around the world that exist below the HWL
Tara DePorte, from the Lower East Side Ecology Center, who has worked with me to come up with projects around the HWL, she also silkscreened tee’s and got loads of people to make carbon reduction promises
NYSCA & DCA through Brooklyn Arts Council, they gave me the seed funding to get started
My private funders who gave tax deductible donations through my New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship
Ed Morris @ The Canary Project, without whom this project would not have been nearly as successful. His boundless energy and efforts to get the word out, promote and support this project have been beyond value. I can’t imagine having had a better partner organizaion.
Gavin Cowie, muy husband who put up with all the craziness for well over a year (I’m just speaking in relation to this project) and was there for me when I needed him most.