The High Line Blog

  • Peter Obletz: The High Line's Original Friend

    Obletz outside his home in 1983  The High Line in 2009 is a story of success. After ten years of arguing, working, raising money, convincing, and building, the High Line finally opened as the civic marvel that many had dreamed it could become during its decades of disuse. However, this sto... read more
  • Hannock and Halfsteak at Craftsteak

    Today's Guest post is by FHL Co-Founder Robert Hammond on one of his favorite places to eat in the neighborhood: "A few weeks ago I walked into Tom Colicchio's restaurantCraftsteak to show some friends Stephen Hannock's amazing painting Chelsea Winter with Elevated Park; New York High Line.  S... read more
  • NYT Most-emailed: The High Line's "small town in the air"

      Today, a new accolade! For the first time, an article about the High Line made it to the "most-emailed" list on the New York Times web site. The article, called "The High Line: A Railway Out of Manhattan", captures the special atmosphere up on the line – "almost a small town in the air.... read more
  • Target High Line Street Festival Recap

      A big thanks to the thousands of people who came to the Target High Line Street Festival on Sunday! We estimate that more than 25,000 people joined us at the Street Festival and up on the High Line. We are so grateful to Target, the Parks Department and other City partners, and all of ou... read more
  • Bill Cunningham: Elevated Fashion

      What happens when adorable Sunday Styles mainstay Bill Cunningham turns his enthusiastic lens and microphone to the High Line? We don't want to attempt to describe this gem of an audio slide show in mere words, so you'd better just see for yourself. Let's just say he thinks these kids a... read more
  • This Sunday: Target High Line Street Festival!

    Don't miss the Target High Line Street Festival, our free celebration of the High Line's opening season, taking place this Sunday and generously sponsored by Target. From 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, we'll take over Gansevoort Street between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street, in the Meatpacking Dis... read more
  • More High Line Swag

    A new piece of High Line Merchandise, this fantastic canvas and leather High Line logo tote by Charles Nolan, located in the neighborhood at 30 Gansevoort Street. We are thrilled with the products that have been designed for our High Line Merchandise Program.  Big shout-outs to all the neighbor... read more
  • Night Walk With Gothamist

    Image Courtesy of Katie Sokoler. Katie Sokoler over at Gothamist took some amazing night shots of the High Line a few weeks ago. Though the Line makes for a great stroll or hangout during the day, it becomes an altogether different experience by night. For those of you who haven't checked i... read more
  • The High Line Effect

    Image courtesy of Claudia Berger.  A recent article in the Gotham Gazette documents the perks of a good park, far beyond its immediate function as a facility for recreation and rest. According to "The Central Park Effect", Central Park attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, about o... read more