The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Busy Bee

    With abundant blooms, the High Line is the perfect place for honeybees. Here one tiny winged pollinator collects nectar and pollen from the High Line’s butterfly milkweed flowers. Photo by Melissa Mansur  High Line Photographer Melissa Mansur captured this great shot of a honeybee collec... read more
  • Community Perspective: Letters from Supporters

    High Line Supporters from the Portrait Project. Photos by Tom Kletecka  When you see the High Line on blogs and in the newspapers, you often read praise for the park’s innovative design, thought-provoking artworks, extraordinary views, family activities, and the many ways it has positively... read more
  • Meet Erycka Montoya Pérez, Our New Community Engagement Manager

    Erycka Montoya Pérez. Photo by Liz Ligon  We are pleased to introduce you to Erycka Montoya Pérez, who recently joined our team as the Community Engagement Manager, a new position created to focus on community-based initiatives, with support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation. The Hi... read more
  • Farewell to Adrian Benepe, One of the High Line’s First Champions

    Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe is moving on to The Trust for Public Land. Photo by The Trust for Public Land. read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie Dropseed

    Prairie dropseed is a native grass, known for the distinct scent produced by its seed heads in the late summer. Photo by Cristina Macaya  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 1980... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Evening in the 10th Avenue Square

    Evenings offer an opportunity to experience the park and the surrounding cityscape in a unique way. Photo by Liz Ligon  August is a great time to stop by the High Line in the evening to experience amazing sunsets, grab a cold drink and a bite to eat from one of our High Line Food Vendors,... read more
  • Meet Kyle Mena, our Superstar Summer Intern

    Kyle Mena, who came to Friends of the High Line from the NYC Ladders for Leaders program, has spent the summer learning about the many facets of our organization. Photo by Liz Ligon  This week we bid farewell to Kyle Mena, our invaluable summer intern from NYC Ladders for Leaders. Kyle jo... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Major Wheeler Coral Honeysuckle

    The vines of Major Wheeler coral honeysuckle climb up the vegetal screen between West 17th and West 18th Streets. Stop by this week to enjoy its bright red blooms. Photo by Patrick Cullina  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail t... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Morning Reading

    A visitor relaxes with her summer reading on a High Line bench at West 24th Street. Photo by Navid Baraty  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Navid Baraty captured this iconic summer moment of a visitor reading near Parker’s Variety fernleaf yarrow, Achillea filipendulina ‘Parker’s Variety... read more
  • Recent Artworks in Our Neighborhood

    Photo by Dan Nguyen.  Since the first section opened to the public in 2009, the High Line has inspired many in the West Chelsea community to install murals, sculptures, and other works of art around the High Line. We are often asked if these projects are part of High Line Art, and althoug... read more
  • Photos from Friends: Beverly Israely

    Beverly Israely’s photos celebrate the delicate textures and small details of the High Line. Photo by Beverly Israely  The High Line is a great place to take photographs. Whether you’re a horticulture enthusiast focusing on blooms, an architecture fan capturing the cityscape, or an art-l... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Northern blazing star

    Northern blazing star is in bloom between West 27th and West 30th Streets in the Wildflower Field.  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 ... read more
  • Sea of Green Next to the High Line

    Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. Part of HIGH LINE BILLBOARD. Installation view, Edison Properties, West 18th Street at 10th Avenue, New York. On view August 1 – September 7, 2012. Photo: Austin Kennedy. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line..   Wednesday morning we braved the rain to ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: In the Wildflower Field

    Two visitors pause to chat amongst the bright yellow blooms of the High Line’s tall tickseed. Photo by Sarah Tester  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Sarah Tester shared this beautiful photo of a sunny summer day on the High Line. Visitors take leisurely strolls, stopping for a moment to ... read more
  • ¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties Celebrate Summer on the High Line

    Dancing to the rhythms of Juan Morales and Sonido Costeño during ¡Arriba! Photo by Liz Ligon  This summer, you will find some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line. It is all part of ¡Arriba! – our series of free, community dance parties, presented in partnership with HAI a... read more
  • Congrats to Our High Line Food Photo Contest Winner

    “Decisions, decisions,” Rhesa Storms tweeted to accompany her #shareameal photo submission. Photo by Rhesa Storms.  This is the first season that you can enjoy both sweet and savory food offerings at the High Line. To celebrate the moments made possible by delicious food, great company... read more
  • It’s Official: Step Up to Launch Summer Movie Series

    We asked you to choose which movie would kick off High Line Teen Picks, our free summer movie series curated by local teens and presented by AT&T. After a nail-biting finish, Step Up won against The Notebook. Almost 1,000 people voted via Facebook, our Web site, and the High Line Field Sta... read more