The High Line Blog

  • Introducing Ronnit, Our New Vice President of Horticulture & Park Operations

    Ronnit Bendavid-Val brings over a decade of experience managing New York City parks to her new position at the High Line  The High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, but it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life and keep the park clean and welcoming ... read more
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    Birds at the High Line: The Regulars

    Peregrine falcons are just one of the many birds that you may be surprised to see at the High Line. Photo by Annik La Farge The High Line’s plantings are not only beautiful – they provide a year-round oasis for both local and migratory birds. From wooded areas that are good for n... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Twisted-leaf garlic

    Twisted-leaf garlic, Allium obliquum, is an edible in the garlic family.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perenn... read more
  • Summer Party on the High Line, Presented by Coach!

    The wonders of the carnival await you on Tuesday, June 19. Prepare to be dazzled and delighted with spiked snow cones, games and prizes, and music by DJ Kiss. We hope you’ll join us for our annual Summer Party on the High Line presented by Coach   it’s a great way to have fun and supp... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    Construction crews are installing the steel beams and columns that will make up the building frame of the new High Line Headquarters. Photo by Timothy Schenck  Visit the southern end of the High Line, and you will see a dramatic transformation in progress next to the park. Construction is... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sicilian honey garlic

    Sicilian honey garlic, Allium siculum subspecies dioscoridis, is one of the many alliums that’s popping up in the High Line’s planting beds.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the... read more
  • An Important Step for the High Line at the Rail Yards

      We are one step closer to securing the third and final section of the High Line at the rail yards to be transformed into public open space. On Wednesday, April 25, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a zoning text amendment that secures the eastern portio... read more
  • Photography: Spring at the High Line

    The buds of Eastern redbud Appalachian Red begins to appear along the branches of the tree in mid-March. These vibrant blooms were one of the many spectacular displays in the park this spring. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.  With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool ga... read more
  • The High Line as a Green Roof

    Beneath the concrete planks and beautiful plantings is an advanced system for water drainage and retention. Photo by Iwan Baan.  While you’re walking along the High Line, you may not realize it, but below your feet is an intricate drainage system that helps to reduce storm water runoff an... read more
  • Six Weeks of Hard Work Culminates in Earth Day Celebration on the High Line

    (Left) Neighborhood kids helped create a community mural during Earth Day in the Sky activities. (Right) Alison Knowles’ Make a Salad invited the audience to take part in the performance by sharing a meal of fresh spring greens. Photos by Liz Ligon.  On Sunday, April 22, we hosted the Hi... read more