The fifth annual festival will have both free and ticketed events.
The festival will celebrate both British and Italian cultures through music, art and food.
The worker, one of many who did not meet the Highline's "criteria," is now working at a five-star hotel.
The Highline Hotel will not rehire more than a dozen workers despite promising to do so last year.
The former Desmond Tutu Hotel will bring back its fired workers after it reopens as the Highline Hotel.
Owners say the layoffs are due to Sandy, but employees claim bosses used the storm to get rid of them.
Workers at the General Theological Seminary said they were canned with little notice.
The public will have the opportunity to peek inside several buildings this weekend, from the fashionable to the controversial.
The Chelsea Music Festival hosts free classical concerts through Saturday.
An architect showed plans for two luxury residences on properties sold off by the General Theological Seminary.
An Anglican seminary plagued by massive debts will turn over several historic buildings to a luxury developer.
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