The High Line Blog

  • Thematic Map of 14th Street and 10th Avenue

    Image from Synedoche Design  A group of graduate architecture students from the University of Michigan recently created this intriguing map of surface temperatures on the High Line. Adam Smith, also one of the creators of Synedoche Design, tells us they chose to measure the space at 14th S... read more
  • Follow Us on Twitter!

      That about sums it up. To find out the latest in events, interesting High Line facts, daily happenings on the Line, and more, follow us on Twitter at highlinenyc. read more
  • See Great Art and Support the High Line!

    Tickets are still available for this special self-guided gallery tour of West Chelsea and SoHo, benefiting Friends of the High Line. The daylong event features a self-guided tour of 28 art galleries including James Cohan Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, PaceWildenstein, 303 Gallery, and Zach Feuer Ga... read more
  • Save the Embankment!

    The Harsimus Stem Embankment, Jersey City. Photos by Robert Hammond  On Sunday, Co-Founder Robert Hammond headed over to Jersey City for the Embankment Preservation Coalition's annual members and supporters meeting. He reports back on the High Line's sister project, which is just getting, ... read more
  • Flashy Trash

    The High Line's new snazzy recycling bins steal the show near the Standard Hotel.  Who says recycling isn't stylish? Not the High Line. If you've finished your bottle of water, can of beans, or New York Times, look for the newly installed and eye-catchingly labelled bins to deposit your pl... read more
  • Light Trick?

      Last week, Kaspar Wittlinger (one of the High Line's gardeners, hailing all the way from Muenster, Germany – like the cheese!) showed me an interesting phenomenon happening right now: the lighting fixtures on the High Line are confusing the aromatic aster. You'll notice in the picture ab... read more
  • Wet is Beautiful

    From Don Juan Tenorio's Flickr.  Dreary weather in the city is an opportunity to experience the High Line in an altogether different way. If you're bold enough  to venture up despite the rain, you'll be rewarded with stillness, solitude, and strange beauty as surfaces sparkle and plant colo... read more
  • New Adventures in Composting

      The gardeners working on the High Line are reflections of their workspace: exciting, sturdy, 30 feet off the ground, and working toward sustainability in all its various forms. Gardener Meg Graham recently gave a presentation to her fellow planstpeople about her visit to Growing Power, a ... read more
  • Fall = Hot Cider and Donuts

      As the blustery weather sets in, we all begin to long for something that will warm from the inside out.  Right now in the Chelsea Market Passage, you can find your fix in a quintessentially autumnal fashion. Pastry Chef Erica Leahy of Craftsteak serves up fresh cinnamon-sugar donuts, hot ... read more
  • Village Voice: High Line is Best New Public Space

    The Best of NYC 2009. Hot off the presses is this year's Village Voice Best of NYC. In it, the Voice gives the High Line a big shout-out by naming it the "Best New Public Space" of 2009, calling the park "quite possibly the most relaxing spot in the city." This distinction puts the High Line in... read more
  • Spencer Finch Solo Show

      Artist Spencer Finch, whose stunning The River That Flows Both Ways graces the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line, has a solo exhibition coming up at Postmasters, his gallery in Chelsea.  Entitled The Brain–is wider than the Sky– this show will feature three new projects that contin... read more
  • Astronomy on the High Line

    Yes, you CAN see stars in New York City! Through the end of  November join us as we team with the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York for Astronomy on the High Line, each Tuesday at dusk. Come view the night sky using the AAA's high-powered telescopes, and get a lesson from the ex... read more
  • High Line at the Rail Yards: Major Breakthrough!

    Copyright Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography  We just received word of an exciting development at the West Side Rail Yards. The Department of City Planning has announced that the City will initiate the process to allow it to acquire the High Line above 30th Street. The City's... read more
  • This Saturday: PS 11 Fall Festival and Crafts in Chelsea

    Photo credit goes here. While the chilly breeze blows on the High Line this weekend, you can come down to two fabulous fall celebrations on one block: P.S. 11's Fall Festival, and Crafts in Chelsea, presented by the independent artists of The {NewNew}. The two events are presented in collaborati... read more
  • Billboard Art Near the High Line

    Felix Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (1991)  Recent visitors to the High Line may have noticed a billboard that has appeared on a building on 13th St., across from the Standard Hotel.  It has no text, and shows an image of an empty mussed bed, its pillows still showing the impressions of two hea... read more
  • New Whitney Museum Makes Advances

    Rendering of Whitney Museum. The New York Times reported yesterday that the Whitney Museum has signed its contract with New York City's Economic Development Corporation to take over a city-owned site next to the southern end of the High Line.  The Whitney is planning a new museum designed by Ren... read more
  • This Weekend: Openhousenewyork on the High Line!

    OHNY on the High Line.  For the seventh year, Friends of the High Line will participate in the annual openhousenewyork weekend; the largest architect and design event in America. This year, our first year of participation with the park open to the public, we invite guests to join us on the... read more
  • High Line Open Studios 09

      At Friends of the High Line, we love anything that celebrates artists who work in the High Line neighborhood.  So we are excited about the annual High Line Open Studios, coming up on October 15 through 18.  Using a map, participants take themselves on self-guided tours of artist studios i... read more
  • The High Line on the BBC

    BBC Correspondent Jonathan Marcus was in New York a couple of weeks ago, and took a walk on the High Line with Robert. He produced a 5-minute "From Our Own Correspondent" piece on the High Line, which was broadcast in the UK last week, and will be on the World Service in the coming days. Beside... read more
  • Naming a Special Feature

    On Friday, new signs were installed to mark the naming of one of the High Line's most beloved features, The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck. A generous gift from The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation made this feature possible, and it's quickly become an extremely popular gathering spot... read more
  • Saturday, October 3rd: The Drop

    THE DROP: URBAN ART INFILL is a day long festival of public interactive art, music, and fashion projects on 25th Street between 10th & 11th avenues happening tomorrow, October 3, 2009.  After wandering through the exhibitions, check out the party under the High Line at 25th Street! This event ... read more
  • October Blooms

    Photo credit Joan Garvin.  It's officially fall. Mornings are brisk, sunsets are early, and much of the landscape on the High Line has taken on an airier, golden brown look as its grasses go to seed. Remembering, of course, that brown is also a color, there's a lot to look for in this new f... read more