“High Line Nine” opens in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Located at 527 West 27th in the heart of Chelsea, and sitting adjacent to 520 West 28th Street designed by the late Zaha Hadid, the neighborhood’s newest art gallery has now opened beneath the High Line, and has been dubbed the “High Line Nine.” Inspired by European gallerias, the new attraction presents a new concept of mixing a museum, a gallery, an exhibition space, and a cafe within a continuous interior space created by Markus Dochantschi’s international design team at Studio MDA. Paul Kasmin is the main anchoring gallerist for the project site, and will occupy 5,000 square feet. There are five other gallery spaces, with San Francisco-based Burning in Water serving as the curator. For more information, visit https://newyorkyimby.com/category/studio-mda.
Rail service between LA and Las Vegas coming in 2022. Brightline, the privately owned rail company that brought rail service between Florida’s West Palm Beach and Miami (and has plans to connect the line with Orlando International Airport), has announced plans to connect Las Vegas and southern California via a high-speed rail connection that would make the 270-mile trip in two hours. Miami-based Brightline has acquired XpressWest, which has existing rights to build a high-speed rail corridor between Southern California and Las Vegas. Brightline hopes service on the new line will begin in 2022. The company is buying 38 acres of land adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip to a the terminus which plans to develop into “a major intermodal hub with access to taxis, buses, shuttles and limousines.” For more information, visit: https://gobrightline.com/
The Getty Villa Galleries re-opened in Malibu, California—just north of Santa Monica—several months ago completing a major upgrade and reorganization of nearly all of the art on display at the Villa—primarily the Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities in the Getty collection. Prior to the reinstallation, the Villa arranged its art according to themes, such as ancient theater, athletes and competition, and gods and goddesses. The new displays, installed gallery-by-gallery over a period of a year-and-a-half, have arranged the works of art by place of origin. With almost 3,000 square feet of additional gallery space, the new installation was designed to enhance and showcase the most important objects in the collection. A major highlight of the reinstallation is a newly renovated gallery on the first floor dedicated to the age of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world (336-330 BC). Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be ordered at http://getty.edu/visit/villa/ , or by calling 310.440.7300.
The Zombie Den: Bar of the Living Dead is scheduled to open Oct. 3 in Pittsburgh’s Market Square. The timing of the watering hole’s grand opening is to help observe the 50th anniversary of George A. Romero’s cult-status film, “Night of the Living Dead,” which has some scenes that were filmed at the 147-year-old Original Oyster House, which has been transformed into a darker place for “undead” patrons. According to a press release making the announcement of the bar’s opening, “guests will enter a bunker-like environment designed to be a ‘safe house’ during a vicious zombie outbreak in Pittsburgh,” where guests will encounter a band of survivors who staff the bar while serving up potent cocktails — and pitch-dark humor to match—to ease the pain of the city’s impending doom as hordes of the undead engage in a relentless attack. For more information, visit: www.zombiedenpgh.com.