The High Line Blog

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    Photo of the Week: Turkeys on the High Line

    This photo from the 1950s shows a locomotive chugging along the High Line at West 30th Street. Photo by Jim ShaughnessyWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re reminded of a fun fact from the High Line’s industrial past. As legend has it, in 1980, after years of declining use, the final tr... read more
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    Volunteer for the 2015 Snow Team

    Photo by Friends of the High Line Would you like to help us clear the park's walkways following winter storms? Sign up to join the 2015 Snow Team.After snowstorms the High Line is a magical place, and Friends of the High Line works quickly to remove the snow and ice from the paths an... read more
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    Minutissimum Dwarf Lady Fern

    Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Falcone Flyover

    Photographer Timothy Schenck captured this vibrant shot this week of the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, an elevated walkway on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets.The Falcone Flyover is a subtle design feature that complements the natural microclimate found in this st... read more
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    Autumn Is Not Complete without Social Soup

    Guests smile for a photo as they await their first steaming bowl of soup. Photo by Rowa LeeWhat happens when hundreds of people gather for a one-pot meal in a restaurant without walls? Things get a little cozy. The High Line's fourth-annual Social Soup Experiment took place on October 18, ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Blonde Ambition Mosquito Grass

    Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: The High Line in Black and White

    Photo by Gene Daly Perusing the gorgeous photos that documented Pier 54 for High Line Art’s first “traditional” exhibition reminded me of how powerful, poetic, and rare black-and-white photographs are. In a world experienced in color, monochromic photographs offer an almost otherworldly pers... read more
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    Portal to the Past: The History of Pier 54

    Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, located off 11 th Avenue. Photo by Liz Ligon A skeletal steel archway adorned with ghostly lettering across its central beam stands at the entrance to the vacant Pier 54 in New York’s harbor. Currently a gateway to an expanse of concrete, the arch once exis... read more
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    TD Bank “Art for Trees” Auction to Support Friends of the High Line

    More than 6,000 park visitors experienced the “Art for Trees” pop-up gallery in the 14th Street Passage on the High Line on October 24. Photo by Austin Kennedy On October 24, High Line visitors enjoyed “Art for Trees,” a TD Forests Project featuring the works of 10 artists inspired by the... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Heath Aster

    Photo by Stephanie Wilkins 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 f... read more