The High Line Blog

  • VIDEO: Beyond the High Line: Transforming Detroit

    Young volunteers painting a mural on the side of a commercial building in downtown Detroit. Photo by David Schalliol.  Long recognized as one of the country’s most challenged urban centers, Detroit is now undergoing an important renaissance, with new real estate investment, the return of ... read more
  • Updated Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinct design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line, and the unique self-seeded landscape that grew between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980s.&nbs... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Neches River Mallow

    The Neches River mallow is currently a candidate for the US’ Endangered Species List. This beautiful plant only occurs naturally in three wetlands in eastern Texas.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the train... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Wild Wednesday Butterfly Release

    On Wednesday, we invited kids and their caretakers to release butterflies into the park’s planting beds, and watch as they spread their wings to take their first flight. Photo by Rowa Lee  This week, young participants at Wild Wednesdays in August to learn about nature’s composters: worm... read more
  • City Acquires High Line’s Final Section from CSX

    The news marks an important point in the history of the High Line. This elevated railway viaduct, originally built in 1934 to carry freight trains, is now entirely owned by the City of New York and poised to be fully transformed into a one-of-a-kind public space. Photo by Barry Munger  W... read more
  • Now Available: New High Line Merchandise

    This summer we’re unveiling new High Line merchandise, including engineer caps for adults and kids that pay tribute to the High Line’s railway history.  We’ve designed an entire line of new High Line merchandise, and it is now available in the High Line Web Shop and at the High Line Merch... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Project Runway on the High Line

    Visitors interact with the Project Runway installation on the High Line this past Tuesday. Photo by Liz Ligon.  This past week Project Runway brought an exciting experience to thousands of High Line visitors with an interactive installation as part of the kick-off of their 10th Season. Wi... read more
  • New High Line Talk Series: Beyond the High Line

    Roosevelt Park sits in front of Michigan Central Station, the old railway station that seen a train in over two decades. Leaders from the Roosevelt Park Conservancy, the organization that is implementing capital improvements and developing a master plan for the site, will be at the High Line on ... read more
  • Mayor Bloomberg Dedicates Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

    Joshua David, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael J. Kowaski, and Fernanda M. Kellogg gathered on the High Line to dedicate the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook. Photo by Nicholas Hunt /  On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg visited the High Line to commemorate the... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Abbeville Blue Chaste Tree

    Near the 23rd Street Lawn, the High Line’s Abbeville Blue chaste trees are in bloom with distinctive lavender-blue flowers.  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 ... read more
  • The Next Chapter for Melissa

    Melissa Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at Friends of the High Line, will be moving on from New York City with her husband later this year. Photo by Barry Munger  We have some bittersweet news to share with you. Later this year, Melissa Fisher, our Chief Operating Officer, will be moving o... read more
  • Vote Now: Choose the Film to Launch Our Free Summer Movie Series

    We surveyed community members living near the High Line last year, and many teens expressed interest in attending film screenings at the park. So this year, we’ve recruited local teens to help us curate and coordinate an entire series of free summer movies. The series is called High Line Te... read more
  • Show Off Your Style for Project Runway at the High Line

    Put on your favorite summer outfit and stop by the park next week. The High Line – what Bill Cunningham has called the “most extraordinary fashion promenade you can imagine” – is being transformed into a virtual runway in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Project Runway and the upcoming d... read more
  • Carson is Now on Twitter

    Hey there. I’m Carson. You may have seen me recently on the High Line. You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve see up here, so I’ve decided to start tweeting about it. Follow @HighLineArtnyc on Twitter to get the latest, or click through the jump to learn more about me. I arrived at the High Li... read more
  • Bark: Resourceful Sourcing for the High Line

    For its outpost at the High Line, Bark is collaborating with Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market to source animals from local, small-scale farmers to reduce waste and costs.  If you are looking for a good excuse to indulge in a nice, juicy hamburger this summer, we’ve got some gre... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Compass Plant

    The compass plant is a member of the sunflower family that gets its name from its unique alignment to cardinal directions.  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... read more
  • Photography: Summer at the High Line

    Our gardeners are hard at work this time of year, making sure the park is at its most beautiful. Photo by Beverly Israely.  With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best photographs of the park. The images are displayed in a rotating gallery on ou... read more
  • Neighborhood News: The Standard, New York Opens a New Restaurant

    If you love food, it’s never been a better time to stop by the High Line. This season marks the first time that we are offering both sweet and savory food on the park itself, and we just got word that our friends over at The Standard, New York have opened a new seasonal outdoor restaurant belo... read more
  • Homeless Museum Comes Up to the High Line

    We are pleased to welcome the Homeless Museum of Art to the High Line. The museum, also called HoMu for short, is an performance created by New York-based artist Filip Noterdaeme. Since its inception in 2002, the work has existed in a state of perpetual flux. It has been a live-in museum in ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Butterfly Milkweed

    Butterfly milkweed is a native of the eastern United States and Canada that’s a favorite among butterflies and other pollinators.   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. Toda... read more