The High Line Blog

  • What's that Smell?

    Via christiNYCa's flickr.  If you've been up to the High Line recently, you may have noticed a particular scent coming mostly from Chelsea Grasslands. It's been described as smelling like coriander, a combination of honey and cilantro leaves, or popcorn.   I've also overheard it described, ... read more
  • Art Talk this Wednesday: Spencer Finch

    Photo by David B. Smith  Spencer Finch's The River That Flows Both Ways is the spectacular installation of 700 panes of colored glass that covers the western wall of the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line.  Come hear this articulate and engaging artist speak about that piece and other... read more
  • Tonight: Public Art Panel Discussion

    At the end of July, we went to the opening of No Longer Empty, an exhibition inspired by the High Line and located nearby the  in an empty storefront space. Now, in conjunction with that exhibition, the show's organizers  are presenting a panel discussion on public art and alternative art spaces... read more
  • Press File: The "Happy Couple" on the Daily Beast

    Earlier this summer, the Daily Beast's Matthew Dakotah interviewed co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond on their thoughts about the High Line's opening season. The piece is now up, and offers a nice look into the minds of the guys behind the park. In it, Robert and Josh dish on their doubt... read more
  • Kitchen Block Party this Saturday!

      This Saturday brings the Kitchen Block Party, free neighborhood street festival the High Line, put on by the Kitchen, one of our favorite arts partners. It happens from 12 Noon to 5 PM on West 19th St. between 10th and 11th Aves. We'll be there, with a booth featuring interactive art pr... read more
  • PARK(ing) Day NYC this Friday

    Parking Day 2008 Video from Streetfilms Park(ing) Day, one of our favorite yearly public space happenings, takes to the New York City streets this Friday! This international event transforms metered parking spaces into playgrounds, parks, creative installations, and unusual meeting-grounds f... read more
  • "Specials" are coming to the High Line

    Photo courtesy of the artists. As part of our public art programming on the High Line, Friends of the High Line is pleased to present "Specials," a collaboration between artists Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramirez Jonas.  Using their mobile art gallery / food cart, these two artists offer the public the ... read more
  • Tomorrow Night: Bird on the High Line

    Tomorrow night,  September 10, join us on the High Line for a free screening of photographer Andrew Zuckerman's new film project, "Bird." The short film will be projected, in a repeating loop, on a 11' x 20' screen in the 14th Street Passage on the High Line. It offers a rare opportunity to se... read more
  • The Abstract Line

    While the High Line may look pretty cool from far away, it seems it looks just as good up close and personal. Adrian Gaut, a photographer whose work has been featured in the likes of GQ, recently turned his lens on the High Line and came away with some beautiful abstract shots. For a quick game... read more
  • Summer Programming Round-Up

    Felix Pitre peformed "Stories and Songs of Latin America" in the 10th Avenue Square.  Thanks to all who joined us for our first season of free and low-cost programs on the High Line! From walks and talks to family art workshops and performances, we strive to put together a calendar of eve... read more