The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Beautyberry

    It is that time of year on the High Line when our visitors begin to notice the subtle shift in color on display throughout the park. As the vibrancy of summer delicately dwindles into a camouflage of earth-toned hues, it's usually a sure sign that the cooler seasonal months have arrived. Garde... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie Dock

    Towering above all other perennials on the High Line, is one of my personal favorites in the park – the stunningly beautiful prairie dock, or Silphium terebinthinaceum. Growing up to a height of 12 feet tall, Silphium terebinthinaceum puts on a show of long lasting, sun-flower like blooms f... read more
  • Make It Rusty!: Q&A with ArchForKids

    On Saturday, September 23, 2017, families are invited to join us for Make It Rusty!, the latest in our Make It! festival series. Create, listen, build, and learn as a family through stories, art, nature, and design! Each month we explore new themes with interactive activities for children a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wild Senna

    Wild senna, this week's plant, is a new addition to the High Line and blooming for the first time this summer. (Look for it in the Chelsea Grasslands section of the High Line, between 17th St. and 20th St.) Also known as Senna marilandica, it is a shrubby, herbaceous perennial native to the Ea... read more
  • Partner Spotlight: Kind Traveler

    The United Nations designated 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism. Each year, nearly 50 million people travel to New York City to experience the city's world-renowned arts and culture scene, diverse culinary offerings, and everything else that makes New York unique – including the High Lin... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sweet black-eyed Susan

    From the onset of early summer, you can always count on the familiar eye catching sight of the sweet black-eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia subtomentosa, to add a bright burst of color to the High Line. It comes in many varieties and goes by many names including black eyed susans, coneflowers, yell... read more
  • Make It Move!: Q&A with The Brandon Project

    On Saturday, August 26, 2017, families are invited to join us for Make It Move!, the latest in our Make It! festival series. Create, listen, build, and learn as a family through stories, art, nature, and design! Each month we explore new themes with interactive activities for children and thei... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Black Cherry

    As you walk along the northern section of the High Line, the self-seeded landscape of the Interim Walkway offers a brief window into an untouched, urban ecological setting. If you are no stranger to New York City, these micro-greenspaces are a dime a dozen; as they often reclaim the abandoned ... read more
  • 26 questions with CHEEKY LaSHAE

    In this imagined interview, potential collaborators—artists, audience members, friends, ex lovers, and strangers— are invited to scroll down as they welcome CHEEKY LaSHAE to their lives via a textual assemblage of influences, ideas, prompts and lyrics. Initially CHEEKY found expression throu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Queen Anne’s lace

    Photo by Ayinde Listhrop As you enter or exit the park towards the northern most section of the High Line, you'll notice a self-seeded display featuring hundreds of white flowers covering the length of the Interim walkway. Aggressive and hardy, yet alluringly attractive, Daucus carota i... read more