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Amelia Krales
Caught on film: the silhouettes of High Line visitors are pronounced against a bright cut-out of the sky. Photo by Dave Bias

One of the wonderful things about photographing New York City is playing with geometry. The architectural elements of buildings layered with signage and sky create interesting shapes and contrasting colors. Within the frame of an image a photographer can create a whole different way of looking at a scene that many of us might pass by without a thought.

Seeing everyday things in a new way and working to capture their magic and whimsy has a long tradition in street photography. Photographer Dave Bias’ images reference this tradition in subject matter and composition – and on film, no less!

In an age where taking a photograph is as easy as touching a screen on your phone, it’s interesting to go back to the original tools of the trade. Bias captured this image of visitors on the High Line outlined by a triangle of sky created by the park and The Standard, High Line using a Pentax 67 camera with expired Kodak Ektachrome 220 film. This means the 6 cm x 7 cm negative is larger than the traditional 35mm (remember dropping off film at the lab… anyone? Anyone?). The expired film makes the tonal range a bit different than what it was intended, often processing a bit cooler or warmer than usual.

Share your photos – digital or otherwise – through our Flickr Pool or join the visual conversation on Instagram by tagging @highlinenyc! We would love to see your perspectives of the park!

Jennette Mullaney
Dig in: Pizza with sausage, peppers, mozzarella, and tomato at The Standard Plaza. Photo by Joan Garvin

Although we’re (overly?) fond of the luscious tacos and ice-cream sandwiches our food vendors offer on the High Line, we do occasionally supplement our diets with delectable food prepared by our neighbors. When our friends at The Standard Plaza tempted us with words like “pizza” and “tequila,” we knew we had to schedule a lunch at the open-air restaurant at West 13th and Washington Streets. To keep the memories as fresh as the creamy burrata, we filmed the whole thing.

The next time you’re in the mood for rosé sangria and gourmet pizza, stop by The Standard Plaza, at The Standard, High Line, at 848 Washington Street. Keep reading for a mouthwatering account of our visit.


”It’s 6 o’clock somewhere!” The Dolores has spiced tequila and sumac salt for kick. Pimm’s, grapefruit, cucumber and mint mingle beautifully in the Copa Inglesa.


Rich, buttery burrata tops warm bread—the table let out an “Ooooh” when this bad boy arrived. The roasted cauliflower and asparagus appetizers behind the burrata were less sinful but just as flavorful.

Kate Lindquist
The Standard, High Line's ice skating rink is now open. Image by Reza Courtesy The Standard, High Line

Our friends at The Standard, High Line have brought back what has quickly become a favorite winter tradition: the ice skating rink below the park!

Erika Harvey
An illustration by designer and author Vahram Muratyan comparing the Promenade Plantée, or Coulée Verte, and the High Line. The illustration is part of his new book, Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities. Image courtesy of the author and Penguin Books.

Paris and New York — two cultural centers an ocean apart have a friendly rivalry that’s older than time. Whether you prefer shopping the Champs Elysées or 5th Avenue, spending a rainy day reading Le Temps Retrouvé or The Catcher in the Rye, or snacking on a macaron or a cupcake — you will appreciate designer Vahram Muratyan’s witty side-by-sides of these two iconic cities.

Vahram’s comparisons of Paris and New York, and the Promenade Plantée and the High Line, give us yet another reason to celebrate the Parisian park for its inspiration. Here we take a closer look of at the High Line’s predecessor.

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