The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Purple prairie clover

    Purple prairie clover’s blooms are popular with both visitors and pollinators. Photo by Beverly Israely.  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 ... read more
  • 23rd Street Lawn Will Be Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

    The 23rd Street Lawn is a popular gathering space on the High Line, offering open green space for picnicking, sunbathing, and people-watching. Restoration plays a major role in maintaining the Lawn. To this end, the Lawn will be temporarily closed for a number of weeks to allow the grass to ... read more
  • Enjoy High Line Food and Share a Meal on Twitter or Instagram

    This season of High Line Food is in full-swing! Follow us after the jump to learn how you can enter to win a complimentary lunch from Terroir at The Porch. This season at the High Line you will find a little something special to satisfy any craving – from pastries and single-origin drip c... read more
  • Happy Pride! New High Line Poster by Kevin McDermott

    This weekend, we’ll be celebrating NYC Pride with the debut of “Walking the High Line,” a special edition fine-art poster by NYC-based photographer Kevin McDermott. Beginning today, the 18" x 24" full-color poster will be available for $16 from our Merch Cart, located on the High Line at West ... read more
  • Thomas Houseago's Large-Scale Sculpture Lying Figure, part of High Line Art

    Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure, 2012. Photo by Austin Kennedy.  Under The Standard at Little West 12th Street, among the plants and railroad tracks sits Lying Figure, a large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Houseago. Known for using materials like wood, clay, plaster... read more
  • Photos: Summer Party on the High Line

    Last night we hosted the Summer Party on the High Line presented by Coach, a unique fundraising event for the park. Photo by Billy Farrell  Thanks to all who came out to last night’s Summer Party on the High Line presented by Coach. The event brought together the High Line and Coach &nd... read more
  • Latest HIGH LINE BILLBOARD by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper

    On May 31st the corner of West 18th Street and 10th Avenue received a colorful new addition to the Edison Properties billboard. Untitled is the latest edition on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, a series of commissions by High Line Art for the large billboard next to the park at West 18th Street. It was ... read more
  • High Line Live! The Sleeping Beauty on the High Line

    This special High Line Live! performance turned the High Line at Little West 13th Street into an open theater at sunset. Photo by Julienne Schaer  This week we kicked off High Line Live! – our new program series that brings live theater, performance, and music to the park, thanks to the ge... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Young Lady Smokebush

    Young Lady smokebush, Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady, is a very distinctive plant named for its resemblance to billowing smoke.  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, ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Foxtail lilies

    Two varieties of foxtail lilies are currently blooming at the High Line. Above Eremurus stenophyllus adds bright yellow color to the landscape on the High Line near West 18th Street. Photo by Patrick Cullina.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that g... read more
  • Last Chance to See Sarah Sze’s Sculpture on the High Line

    Like other art on the High Line, Sarah Sze’s sculpture is a temporary installation. Photo by Sarah Sze.  This week we bid farewell to Sarah Sze’s Still Life with Path (Model for Habitat), the intricate sculpture flanking the High Line’s pathway at West 21st Street. Emerging from the p... read more
  • VIDEO: Robert’s Commencement Address at The New School

    "Instead of a daily sales goal, I reversed the normal rules of the game and developed a daily rejection goal. If I wasn’t getting rejected, I wasn’t trying hard enough. If I got a lot of rejections, I made my goal… Sometimes rejection can be a good teacher, and sometimes you almost need to s... read more
  • Tomorrow: Watch the Transit of Venus from the High Line

    Stop by the High Line tomorrow at sunset to catch the Transit of Venus – an astronomical event in which the planet Venus will pass before the Sun, as seen here in an image from 2004. Photo by NASA.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that the rain and clouds will break for tomorrow’s sta... read more
  • Park Update: Southern End of the High Line Now Open

    Earlier this morning, a three-block portion of the High Line was temporarily closed to allow emergency responders to investigate a small construction accident at a nearby work site. The NYC Fire Department and NYC Department of Buildings have determined that the High Line sustained no damage and... read more
  • New Gelati for the High Line Made with Locally-Sourced Milk

    L'Arte del Gelato's frozen treats combine a variety of high-quality ingredients including the recent addition of milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery. Photos: top by Lou Manna, courtesy of L'Arte del Gelato; bottom courtesy of Battenkill Valley Creamery.  High Line Food is committed to wo... read more