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The High Line opens Sections 1 and 2 for the masses to wander the much-anticipated park along the former elevated train tracks on Manhattan’s West Side.

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WWD Scoop issue 11/24/2008

High Line

The hundreds who attended the Calvin Klein anniversary bash last fall got a preview, but come spring, the High Line at last opens Sections 1 and 2 so now the rest of the masses will be able to wander the much-anticipated park along the former elevated train tracks on Manhattan’s West Side.

Man Hong Kong Literary Festival

Who knew Hong Kong had one of the best literary festivals around? Local bookworms can catch Ian McEwan on his only day in town when he appears at a festival lunch at M on the Fringe. But Yann Martell, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Anne Enright and Edward Larson will be among the other authors on hand for the two-week event, which begins March 8.

The Lovely Bones

Peter Jackson takes a departure from hobbits and wizards to helm this adaptation of Alice Sebold’s dark novel. The cast includes Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan and Mark Wahlberg—who replaced Ryan Gosling when the Canadian actor left over creative differences just a day before filming started. Out March 13.

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Come March, the chef-and-owner duo behind the much-vaunted Alto and Convivio, Michael White and Chris Cannon, partner for a third time to open Marea, an Italian seafood restaurant, in the former San Domenico space on New York’s Central Park South. Meanwhile, San Domenico will be reincarnated as SD26, a hipper version of the venerable institution, on East 26th Street. Book now.

Merce Cunningham at 90

The minimalist choreographer (and living legend) fetes his milestone birthday with a gala and a world premiere at Brooklyn’s BAM on April 16. The piece, created in collaboration with band Sonic Youth, former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and composer Takehisa Kosugi, will feature the artists performing live.

“The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion”

Arguably the year’s most in-demand social ticket, the Costume Institute gala takes over the Metropolitan Museum on May 4, with honorary chair Marc Jacobs and co-chairs Kate Moss, Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour. Start saving to buy one of the $125,000 tables.


Sasha Baron Cohen’s character made a splash during the last fashion weeks in Milan and Paris, and come May 15, the results will be on screen, along with all the people he duped. Could Bruno do for fashion what Borat did for Kazakhstan?

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