The High Line Blog

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    Plant of the Week: Wild Geranium

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Aerial View at 29th Street

    Photo by Timothy SchenckSometimes to get a better view of an elevated-railway-turned-park, you have to go even higher.We love this recent aerial shot of the High Line at West 29th Street taken in early May by photographer Timothy Schenck. This time of year when the plants have not yet completely ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Cutleaf Lilac

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Spring Programs Are Underway!

    Photo by Beverly Israely.With two new extraordinarily attended programs in the month of April, our adult programming season is off to a great start! We kicked off the season on Saturday April 11 with In Search Of, an afternoon party that drew more than 1,000 people of all ages to the 14th Street ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Museum With A View

    Photo by Juan ValentinA week ago, on Friday, May 1, the Whitney Museum officially opened the doors of its new outpost at the foot of the High Line to the public. This stunning photo from the Whitney shows the museum's rooftop exhibition space and the colorful installation, Mary Heilmann: Sunset. ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Trees in Bloom

    Photo by Eddie CrimminsThroughout the streets and gardens of New York City, trees are in full bloom. This week, particularly in the park's "forested" areas – along the southernmost section of the park (pictured here), the Chelsea Thicket, and Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover – spring is m... read more
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    Elevated Eats: L’Arte Del Gelato

    For our first installment of Elevated Eats we followed our good friends at L'Arte del Gelato through the process of making some of the best gelato in town. Each small batch is produced by hand in their "laboratorio" below Chelsea Market on 9th Avenue, and brought daily to their popular location o... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Dwarf Fothergilla

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Allegheny Serviceberry

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Hudson River Overlook

    Photos by Stephanie WilkinsThe Hudson River Overlook, on the High Line between West 14th and West 15th Streets, is the perfect place to enjoy the end of a beautiful spring day.In addition to boasting its own plantings – including the still-skeletal frames of sumac trees who've yet to leaf out for... read more