The High Line Blog

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    Plant of the Week: Gibralter Bushclover

    Photo by Friends of the High LineThe 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... read more
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    Photo Essay: Under the High Line

    All photos by Mike TschappatAs a staff member of Friends of the High Line, I feel like I’m often focused solely on what’s going on in the park: plants, food, visitors, public programs, etc. But the most exciting and interesting feature of the structure itself is arguably its elevated nature. This... read more
  • Photo of the week dried grasses at the rail yards list image

    Photo of the Week: Dried Grasses at the Rail Yards

    Photo by Phil VachonBrrrr – it’s chilly on the High Line! High Line Photographer Phil Vachon captured this beautiful winter view of the park in the recently opened High Line at the Rail Yards section. This particular photo was taken just past 11th Avenue on 30th Street, looking east. This combina... read more
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    2014: The Year in Photos

    We've gathered together some of our favorite images and stories from this groundbreaking year. We hope you enjoy them. This has been a momentous year for the High Line, thanks to you. From all of us at Friends of the High Line, we wish you the very best in 2015! Remember Snowpocalypse? ... read more
  • Plant of the week red sprite winterberry list image

    Plant of the Week: Red Sprite Winterberry

    A mockingbird snacks on Red Sprite winterberries. Photo by Mike Tschappat 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 pe... read more
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    Photo(s) of the Week: Snow!

    A view of the lower Sundeck following a snowfall last winter. Photo by Gigi Altarejos This week saw New York City’s first snowfall of the season. While the light dusting left little to be captured on film by the time the sun was shining, it was our operations crew’s first call to ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Winter Sun Mahonia

    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 – each c... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Winter Approaching

    Photo by  Steven Severinghaus As fall fades to winter, many of us are experiencing mixed feelings. Very few of us look forward to the lower temperatures and shorter daylight hours that characterize these months. It can also be difficult to let go of the verdant richness of summer a... read more
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    Plant of the Week: American Witchhazel

    Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 chos... read more
  • Holiday events and toy drive collection bin at the high line hotel list image

    Holiday Events and Toy Drive Collection Bin at The High Line Hotel

    The High Line Hotel looks extra cozy behind this bright Red Sprite winterberry bush. Photo by Barry Munger The High Line Hotel read more