Photo of the Week

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Author: 
Erika Harvey
High Line Spring Cutback is in full swing and new spring bulbs are popping up daily. Photo by David Wilkinson

Author: 
Erika Harvey
The play of light and shadows at sunset transforms ordinary buildings next to the High Line at West 20th Street. Photo by Annik La Farge

Author, neighbor, and High Line member and volunteer, Annik La Farge, often turns her lens and her pen to the High Line on her blog, delving into the fascinating history that surrounds the elevated railway and the neighborhoods that encircle it.

Our photo of the week is a recent shot by Annik that evokes the rich history of West Chelsea. On West 20th Street alone, the uses of these unassuming warehouse buildings span from pelt-trading by early Dutch settlers and uranium enriching during the Manhattan Project, to present day art galleries and even the current High Line administrative offices.

Read more about the history of West Chelsea warehouses on Annik’s blog, Livin’ the High Line.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Construction crews work on the steel structure of the High Line on West 30th Street. Photographer Unknown

When this photograph was taken in 1933, construction of the High Line, then called the New York Central Elevated Spur, was nearly complete. The elevated railway would soon be carrying freight trains filled with fresh food and manufactured goods up and down Manhattan’s West Side.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Soft dried grasses along the High Line contrast with the hard architectural lines of a neighboring building. Photo by Herve Dulongcourty
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
A Northern Mockingbird discovers delicious berries on the High Line’s winter landscape. Photo by Matt MacGillivray
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
30th StreetA December scene in the 10th Avenue Square, as seen from below. Photo by Alan Greig
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
 

Visit the High Line in December and you may be surprised to see two zebras peering out from a billboard at West 18th Street. This month, High Line Art presents a new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD commission, Untitled (zebras), by artist Paola Pivi.

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