The High Line Blog

  • The Wild, Wild West Side: The Dangerous Past of 10th and 11th Avenues

    Not just an urban legend, West Side Cowboys rode in front of trains to warn pedestrians and traffic of the oncoming rail. Photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing Company.  It’s hard to imagine that beneath the calm refuge that is now the High Line there once laid a street so chaotic that it... read more
  • Google Hosting the Geek Street Fair

    Our friends at Google are hosting the Geek Street Fair at Hudson River Park on Wednesday, July 31. Stop by the 14th Street Park from noon to 6:00 PM for some good, geeky fun: The Geek Street Fair hosted by Google is a public event to highlight the City’s technology community and inspire New Yor... read more
  • J.Crew Designs High Line Collection to Benefit the Park

    The latest apparel and accessories from J.Crew look beautiful—and are helping to keep the High Line gorgeous too. We are pleased to present a new collection of apparel and accessories designed by J.Crew to benefit the High Line. The collection—which debuts today at the High Line Shop and laun... read more
  • Meet Chase Emmons, the Beekeeper Who Makes High Line Honey Day Sweeter

    Chase Emmons, managing partner & apiary director of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, stands next to a colorful beehive. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm.  In anticipation of next week’s High Line Honey Day, we sat down with one of our favorite beekeepers to talk about honey (wha... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Citi-Biking to the High Line

    Late-day light floods the passageway underneath the High Line at 16th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. There are six Citi Bike stations along the High Line between Gansevoort and 28th Streets. Photo by Juan Valentin  Earlier this week you may have seen the New York Times piece “High... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Georgia Flaum of Terroir at the Porch

    From her early days of cooking in college to working abroad in a gourmet restaurant, Georgia Flaum of Terroir at the Porch has mastered the art of making people happy through delicious food and friendly service. In this series of Faces Behind the Food, we sit down with Georgia to hear why she ... read more
  • VIDEO: Beyond the High Line: Transforming Philadelphia

    On June 24, Paul Levy of Center City District and Leah Murphy of Interface Studio and Friends of the Rail Park came to the High Line to discuss the future of Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct. To discover what’s in store for this former city rail line, view our full-length video of the event. For... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Whitespire Gray Birch

    On hot summer days, visitors are thankful for the shade provided by the park's trees, like the Whitespire gray birch. Photo by Friends of 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 runn... read more
  • Virginia Overton's Parked Pickup

    The artist (bottom center) installing her High Line Commission Untitled. Photo by Friends of the High Line.   With less than a month left to see Virginia Overton’s beloved pickup truck before it says its goodbyes, we thought this was a perfect time to spotlight Overton’s High Line Commis... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rainy Photo Walk

    A dedicated group of photographers braved a rainy night for a fun photo walk on the High line. Photo by Eddie Crimmins  Four High Line Volunteer Photographers joined us for an evening photo walk last Friday, July 12, to document Manhattanhenge, scheduled to occur that night. Mother Nature ... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Julian Plyter of Melt Bakery

    Learning to bake cookies alongside his nurturing mother, Julian Plyter of Melt Bakery unknowingly discovered his life’swork . In this installment of Faces Behind the Food, Julian shares memories from his childhood, when he first learned to roll out cookie dough and used fruit picked ripe for... read more
  • Teens: Join Us at the High Line Boardwalk

    Our Teen Arts Council has been hard at work planning our first Teen Night. Photo by Beverly Israely Friends of the High Line is excited to present its first ever Teen Night this Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 PM in the 14th Street Passage. This boardwalk-themed evening is the first of two fun event... read more
  • Green Corps Program Celebrates Its First Graduation

    Wearing big smiles, this year's Green Corps graduates hold up their certificates.  The High Line Green Corps program saw its first graduation on Saturday, June 28, with proud mothers and siblings in attendance. “How can we be better neighbors?” was the thoughtful question leading to the c... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Liza Rosado and Javier Montero

    If you have been on the High Line in the past few weeks, you might have noticed a lot of changes: the park feels lush and green again, the Chelsea Market passage is buzzing with visitors, and we have some new faces among our dedicated staff. We want to take this moment to introduce two new st... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Night Falls on the High Line

    High Line benches offer a relaxing way to unwind after a hot summer day. Photo by Jake Marsiglia  Summer means long, hot (or rainy, as it seems recently) days and longer evening hours on the High Line. This throwback image by photographer Jake Marsiglia captures the essence of a summer nig... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Damaris Fontanes of SmokeLine

    Damaris Fontanes, donning a cute pink bandana and her SmokeLine tee, flashes us her famous smile. Photo by Armando Rafael Photography  Whether she’s hula-hooping at a concert or serving up delicious BBQ, Damaris Fontanes, manager of Delaney Barbecue’s SmokeLine, does it in good humor an... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wild Quinine

    Wild quinine grows on the High Line from West 16th through West 20th Streets.   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 p... read more
  • Photo of the Week: The Work Continues

    A view from the end of the High Line at West 30th Street offers a front row seat to the construction and expansion happening on the final section of the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line   When construction is complete, The High Line at the Rail Yards will stretch one half mil... read more
  • Neighborhood News: The Standard Plaza Makes Our World a Better Place with Pizza

    Dig in: Pizza with sausage, peppers, mozzarella, and tomato at The Standard Plaza. Photo by Joan Garvin  Although we’re (overly?) fond of the luscious tacos and ice-cream sandwiches our food vendors offer on the High Line, we do occasionally supplement our diets with delectable food prep... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hula Dancer Pale Purple Coneflower

    The Hula Dancer pale purple coneflower blooms on the High Line at 15th Street and between 27th and 28th Streets.   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 ... read more