The High Line Blog

  • Call Me Maybe: Video Farewell to Melissa Fisher

    Video still from our version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" in honor of our outgoing Chief Operating Officer Melissa Fisher.  Yes, we know summer is over. And yes, we know we are late to the game. We just couldn't resist letting this opportunity pass us by. Recreating Carly Rae Jep... read more
  • Haunting the High Line with Freight Trains

    Pumpkins, spiders, and spooky skeletons adorn the engine of the High Line Ghost Train, a giant puppet made by local public school students. Photo by Joan Garvin  Later today, we’re joining local elementary school students from Public Schools 3, 11, and 33 for the second annual Halloween... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Fall Foliage

    High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus captured this beautiful image of the Northern Spur Preserve, on the High Line at West 16th Street, where the first hints of fall color can be seen amongst the crab apples, asters, sedges, catmint, and phlox. A seasonal transformation is underway in ... read more
  • VIDEO: Beyond the High Line: Transforming New Orleans

    Plans are in the works to turn New Orleans’ Lafitte Corridor into public open space. Photo by Jackson Hill Photography  Leaders and thinkers in Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and other cities are pioneering adaptive reuse projects, and they’re pointing to the High Li... read more
  • Celebrating Community and Soup at the High Line

    More than 250 neighbors joined us for a communal meal on the High Line on Saturday, October 22, 2012. Large photo by Scott Lynch. Soup photo by Jenna Saraco. Remaining photos by Sari Goodfriend  This special blog post comes to you from Ana Nicole Rodriguez, a High Line neighbor who grew u... read more
  • VIDEO: Jennifer West’s One Mile Film for High Line Art

    Visitors enjoy Jennifer West's screening of One Mile Film. Photo by Liz Ligon.  Last week we debuted Jennifer West’s new feature-length video during a special outdoor screening at the High Line. If you missed the video, you can now view a short clip online. Follow us after the jump to lear... read more
  • PHOTOS: Play With Your Food

    Fany Gerson, Chef/Owner of LaNewyorkina, led two sessions of Play With Your Food, creating healthy fruit parfaits and guacamole at an impromptu kitchen at the Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street. Photo by Rowa Lee  Over the course of September, our High Line Food vendors l... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster

    Asters are one of the iconic flowers you see at the High Line in the fall. Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster is a cultivar that produces prolific purple and yellow blooms that shouldn’t be missed. Photo by Patrick Cullina  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded la... read more
  • Rail Yards Weekends: Photo, Video, and More!

    A final look at the High Line at the Rail Yards before construction begins. Clockwise from upper right, photos by Beverly Israely, Liz Ligon, Liz Ligon  The High Line’s final section is currently closed to visitors, but earlier this month more than 1,600 people explored the final stretch ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Cutleaf staghorn sumac

    Cutleaf Staghorn sumac is just one of several varieties of sumac grown at the High Line. Sumac trees are known for their brilliant fall foliage. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after th... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A Bird's-Eye View of the High Line

    This beautiful aerial photo gives a different perspective of the High Line and the surrounding city. Photo by Melissa Mansur  High Line Photographer Melissa Mansur captured this amazing rainy day aerial photo of the High Line during an openhousenewyork tour at The Standard, New York last... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Tartarian Aster

    Tartarian aster is just one of the many varieties of aster you’ll find in bloom at the High Line this season. The plants’ distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew u... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Conversations at Sunset

    Crisp fall evenings are the perfect time to relax on the High Line. Photo by Rich Li-Chi Wang  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Rich Li-Chi Wang captured this magical moment at sunset on the High Line. Looking west from the High Line under The Standard, New York, visitors chat while wat... read more
  • A Culinary Celebration in Support of the High Line

    Our signature fall fundraiser, hosted at Colicchio & Sons, featured food and drink from the neighborhood's best chefs. Photos by Liz Ligon  We would like to thank Tom Colicchio of Colicchio & Sons for partnering with Friends of the High Line to present our third annual High Line Chefs Din... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Gibraltar Bush Clover

    With cascading branches containing pea-like blooms, Gibraltar bush clover is a visitor favorite at this time of year on the High Line.   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. ... read more