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Park Update: Crews have cleared the High Line's paths, and the park is open to the public between Gansevoort and 30th Streets. We are working to open the remainder of the park as soon as possible. Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

The High Line Blog

  • News from Robert in Rome: Where Are You Going to Sit?

    One of the hallmarks of successful urban spaces all over the world is the use of movable chairs. William Whyte’s studies in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces found that people create ownership of public space by being able to control where and how they sit. This theory was recently tested... read more
  • New Whitney Museum Coming to the High Line

    The High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, next door to the site of the Whitney Museum's planned expansion. Photo By Iwan Baan.  Manhattan’s West Side is arguably the epicenter of the New York art scene. The neighborhood is home to more than 400 art galleries, art studios, and pe... read more
  • New Plants for the 14th Street Beds

    High Line gardeners Howard Wai and Maryanne Stubbs at work in the planting beds near 14th Street.  The High Line has been open for nearly a year. After observing the plantings over the past 12 months, we were able to assess where improvements could be made, and one of these spaces is a sm... read more
  • Upcoming Screenings of "NY Export: Opus Jazz" (The Film)

    A still from "Passage of Two," shot on the High Line at the rail yards, part of the film "NY Export: Opus Jazz."  If you didn't get a chance to check out "NY Export: Opus Jazz" when it debuted on PBS in March, you will have the chance to see a special screening on the High Line this fall. ... read more
  • Peter Colquhoun's Lower Manhattan Paintings

    Peter Colquhoun's Under the Standard on the High Line.  The High Line is increasingly becoming a place of inspiration for art-making. One of the most recent works comes from Peter Colquoun, whose landscapes of the High Line are on view right now at DietzSpace. 450 West 14th Street. Colq... read more
  • A Free Pop-Up Playground for Kids on the High Line

    A play structure designed by kids using "Imagination Playground in a box." Photo by Talisman Photo.  If you have kids, you know creativity, active playing, and free thinking are all crucial elements for developing minds. Imagination Playground, built on this idea, will be on the High Lin... read more
  • Got a question about a plant? Ask a High Line Gardener.

    'Rhapsody in Blue' sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'). Photo by Yoon Kim.  If you have a specific question about the High Line's plantings or its ecosystem, gardeners (Andi, Johnny, Kaspar, Kyla, Maeve, and Maryanne) are a great resource. They regularly answer questions sent to th... read more
  • Free Fitness & Movement Classes on the High Line

    Every Tuesday: Free fitness and movement classes now offered on the High Line.  Toning up has never been this easy or fun! Starting tomorrow morning, Friends of the High Line will be offering two FREE fitness and movement classes on the High Line. There are two class options: the Feldenk... read more
  • Friday's Five Flickr Favorites

    TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT Close-up of a yellow flower. Photo by thebiblioholic.  The lower level of the Chelsea Market Passage. Photo by -= Herms =-.  Northern Spur Preserve in bloom. Photo by -= Herms =-.  Richard Galpin's Viewing Station. Photo by Don Juan Tenori... read more
  • Friday's Five Flickr Favorites

    TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT Close-up of a yellow flower. Photo by thebiblioholic.  The lower level of the Chelsea Market Passage. Photo by -= Herms =-.  Northern Spur Preserve in bloom. Photo by -= Herms =-.  Richard Galpin's Viewing Station. Photo by Don Juan Tenori... read more
  • Friday's Five Flickr Favorites

    TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT Close-up of a yellow flower. Photo by thebiblioholic.  The lower level of the Chelsea Market Passage. Photo by -= Herms =-.  Northern Spur Preserve in bloom. Photo by -= Herms =-.  Richard Galpin's Viewing Station. Photo by Don Juan Tenori... read more
  • High Line at the Rail Yards: Public Hearing Round-Up

    View from the High Lineat the West Side Rail Yards. We are one step closer toward saving the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. Earlier today at a public meeting, the City Planning Commission heard statements of support for the ULURP application that would allow the City to acquire the Hig... read more
  • San Francisco's Own "Death Avenue"

    Market Street, San Francisco. A friend working on Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail linked us to this beautiful video of a turn-of-the-century ride down Market Street in San Francisco, California. The original film, uncovered by film historian David Kiehn, and also available on YouTube (we prefer ... read more
  • Save the High Line at the Rail Yards: Upcoming Public Hearing

    From the beginning, it has always been our vision to preserve the entire High Line, from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, through the West Side Rail Yards. On Wednesday, May 12, the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the City's ULURP application to all... read more
  • Kyla Dippong

    High Line gardener Kyla Dippong at work in the park.  There are certain people with personalities that stretch beyond their person, and High Line Gardener Kyla Dippong is one of them — everything about her exudes the feeling of plants. It's not that she can identify nearly every spe... read more
  • Kyla Dippong

    High Line gardener Kyla Dippong at work in the park.  There are certain people with personalities that stretch beyond their person, and High Line Gardener Kyla Dippong is one of them — everything about her exudes the feeling of plants. It's not that she can identify nearly every spe... read more
  • Kyla Dippong

    High Line gardener Kyla Dippong at work in the park.  There are certain people with personalities that stretch beyond their person, and High Line Gardener Kyla Dippong is one of them — everything about her exudes the feeling of plants. It's not that she can identify nearly every spe... read more
  • High Line Art: Richard Galpin's Viewing Station

    A rendering by the artist. Later this evening, Friends of the High Line will debut Richard Galpin’s Viewing Station, a new interactive public art exhibit that offers abstracted views of buildings and streetscapes adjacent to the High Line. Viewing Station invites park visitors to peek into a vi... read more
  • May Blooms: Sage, Stonecrop, Shooting Star, and More!

    'Mount Everest' onion (Allium 'Mount Everest') in bloom in near the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Joan Garvin.  May promises to be an excellent month to view blooms on the High Line. With all the mild, sunny weather, expect to see a variety of different blooms taking off every week. Chec... read more
  • Public Art Arrives at the Maintenance & Operations Facility

    Whitney Museum of America Art's Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown. Now on view: Guyton\Walker.  Recent visitors to the High Line may notice an explosion of public art in and around our Maintenance and Operations Facilities at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Bright, bold decals... read more
  • Michael Angelo's The Lipstick Portraits

    Amanda Lepore. Somaly Mam. Throughout history, the use of cosmetics has carried many meanings for different cultures. In some situations, it represents social conformity; in others, a mark of liberation and self-expression. But beauty tools can also signify slavery. In Cambodia, young women ... read more
  • Tour the High Line during NYC Wildflower Week

    The High Line's Northern Spur Horticultural Preserve in bloom. Thanks to Christy and John Mack Foundation.  Most New Yorkers don't expect their city to be a place for wildflowers. Our friends at NYC Wildflower Week aim to change that perception, and we're proud to have the High Line incl... read more
  • Field Station

    Did you know that the Chelsea Market Passage runs through the original Nabisco Factory, where Oreo cookies are rumored to have been invented? Or that the railroads, which traveled from all over the country to bring provisions to New York City, carried a number of species that took root on the ... read more
  • Field Station

    Did you know that the Chelsea Market Passage runs through the original Nabisco Factory, where Oreo cookies are rumored to have been invented? Or that the railroads, which traveled from all over the country to bring provisions to New York City, carried a number of species that took root on the ... read more
  • Field Station

    Did you know that the Chelsea Market Passage runs through the original Nabisco Factory, where Oreo cookies are rumored to have been invented? Or that the railroads, which traveled from all over the country to bring provisions to New York City, carried a number of species that took root on the ... read more