The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Brome-like Sedge

    This native sedge displays subtle fluffy blooms this time of year 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 perennials, grasses, ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: New Beginnings

    This week we bid farewell to talented High Line Photographer David Wilkinson, who is moving back to London. Over the past few seasons, David has worked with Friends of the High Line to capture stunning images of the park’s plants, artworks, and visitors. You may remember a recent Photo of th... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Whitespire Gray Birch

    The flowers of Whitespire gray birch come in the form of “catkins,” long cylindrical compound flowers that bloom in the spring. 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 Hi... read more
  • Vox Populi: Decide Who Will #GetBusted on the High Line

    You can nominate and vote for a person who you would like to see commemorated in a sculpture on the High Line. How would you like to see a sculpture of your favorite person grace the High Line? For thousands of years, people have been erecting monuments of public figures in parks. Isn’t it tim... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Warm Weather Treats

    High Line staffer Sarah enjoys a treat from High Line Food vendor La Newyorkina. Photo by Jenna Saraco Today we celebrated the mouth-watering reopening of High Line Food! It’s exciting to see returning and new vendors’ carts bustling with activity as delicious tacos, BBQ, gelato, popsicles, ... read more
  • High Line Art presents Busted, a new High Line Commission

    Frank Benson, Human Statue (Jessie), 2011. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line. Spring has sprung and with it, new sculptures are sprouting up and down the High Line. Today is the first day High Line Art’s newest HIGH LINE COMMISSION, Busted, a thoughtful and often h... read more
  • #GetBusted Wufoo

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  • Cycling to Support the High Line

    Master instructor Laurie Cole gets cyclists’ heart pumping beneath the blue lighting of the Chelsea Market Passage at West 16th Street. Photo by Liz Ligon One hundred cyclists took part in a “cardio party” on the High Line last Thursday night, enjoying special a SoulCycle ride to benefit Friends... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hawera Daffodil

    The High Line’s spring landscape is characterized by bunches of colorful spring bulbs, like Hawera daffodils. 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 mo... read more
  • You Know You Want It: Shop the High Line

    The High Line’s commitment to innovative design and sustainability is reflected in each of our items. Photo by Sari Goodfriend Now you can get those cool magnets you’ve been eyeing without having to spring for shipping. Boasting an array of new items, the High Line Shop Carts will reopen Tuesday... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line at the Rail Yards

    View looking east, at 11th Avenue and West 30th Street. Before and after on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Along the straightaway between 10th and 11th Avenues, the self-seeded landscape is being removed to make way for the park’s new design features, but it will remain untouched on the western... read more
  • Photo of the week early bird list image

    Photo of the Week: Early Bird

    A red-breasted American robin perches on historic rail tracks along the High Line. Photo by Juan Valentin The signs of spring are all around us at the High Line. Trees are budding and new spring blooms are popping up daily. And, if you look carefully, there is also a renewed flurry of feathered... read more
  • New Video Series: My High Line

    Our new video series My High Line highlights the many uses of the High Line, and the people who call it their own. The inaugural video portrait features Gammy Miller, a High Line Volunteer and long-time resident of the West Village. Join us after the jump to discover her High Line. The... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Toyo-Nishiki Flowering Quince

    This beautiful ornamental is popular in Japan due to its plentiful blooms where it’s also common in bonsai form. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: "Falling" in Love

    A young couple embraces in front of High Line Art’s newest billboard commission, Blue Falling, by artist Ryan McGinley. Photo by Timothy Schenck This week, a new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD was installed next to the High Line at West 18th Street. April’s installation features a cool-hued photograph by ... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Jennette Mullaney, Digital Communications Manager

    We are pleased to introduce you to Jennette Mullaney – social media guru, literary buff, art enthusiast, cat lover, and the latest addition to our staff at Friends of the High Line. As the new Digital Communications Manager, Jennette is working to share the High Line story and engage the... read more
  • High Line Food 2013 Season Starts April 19

    Photos by Nicole Franzen, Jason Scott courtesy of The Taco Truck, and Patricia Wancko courtesy of Sigmund’s Pretzels If you, like us, salivate over the glossy deliciousness found in the food section of New York magazine, then you saw this week’s exciting announcement about spring eats at the Hig... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Lucile’s glory-of-the-snow

    This brightly-colored perennial is native to the mountainous regions of Turkey, where it will often pop up through a layer of snow in early spring. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped runnin... read more
  • FeLine Friends of the High Line Cat Festival

    Cats enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and conspicuous lack of annoying dogs at our first FeLine Friends of the High Line cat festival. Meow! The fur flew this Saturday during FeLine Friends of the High Line, the first annual cat festival on the High Line. From the Rail Yards Gate to the Gansevoo... read more