The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Azure Blue Sage

    The flowers of the azure blue sage, Salvia azurea, will bloom until early frost. 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 running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line inc... read more
  • Gilbert & George's 'Waking' Returns Your Gaze

    Those eyes! Gilbert & George's Waking keeps a close watch on the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus Waking (1984), the prismatic High Line Billboard by artists Gilbert & George, draws the eye like a magnet. However, unlike most billboards vying for your gaze on any given day in New York C... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Reflections on the High Line

    Photographer Andrew Frasz 's image of El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II captures the majesty of this work on a brilliant morning. The piece is installed between West 21 and 22 Streets on the High Line and is on view until September 30. Brooklyn-based High Line Photographer Andrew Frasz perfectly... read more
  • (Unofficial) Plant of the Week: Christmas Palm

    At the southern end of the 14th Street Passage an out-of-place tree sways in the September breeze, attracting the attention of park visitors as they pass. With its tall, nearly 18-foot stature, full head of verdant fronds, and slender bare trunk, this tree looks as if it’d be more at home alon... read more
  • My High Line: Neftaly Garcia

    The My High Line video series highlights the many uses of the High Line and the people who call it their own. In this installment, meet Neftaly Garcia, a promising young educator who has worked in many capacities on the High Line’s public programs. Join us after the jump to discover her H... read more
  • Photo of The Week: Texture, Color, and Light

    New York photographer, Tim Schreier composes his frames with geometry, color, and texture in mind. Photographer Tim Schreier's striking photos caught our eye in the High Line Flickr Pool. His images transform everyday surfaces into painterly compositions that harness light and pattern. Often ... read more
  • Beyond the High Line: A Sneak Peek of Freshkills Park

    A group of High Line staff members enjoy the breeze and panoramic view from the top of a hill in Freshkills Park on Staten Island. Come learn more about the park at our free talk on September 23, Beyond the High Line: Transforming Fresh Kills, Staten Island . And visit Freshkills itself on Sept... read more
  • High Line Shop: Fall Looks

    Photo by Bryan Hou Fall is one our favorite seasons on the High Line – golden brown leaves, frosty morning walks, and school children enjoying nature after classes have let out. The High Line Shop has new apparel inspired by this peak of natural splendor. Follow us after the jump for a f... read more
  • Play with Your Food: People's Pops

    David Carrell, co-founder of People's Pops, teaches children how to freeze their own pops using a rare pop-making instrument from Thailand. Photo by Rowa Lee Good friends Nathalie Jordi, Joel Horowitz, and David Carrell founded People’s Pops with the idea that every good popsicle is made with l... read more
  • A Look Inside Blue Bottle Coffee's Roastery

    A Blue Bottle Coffee employee holds up roasted beans. Photo by Friends of the High Line   Holding ourselves to a higher standard is essential here at the High Line, and this commitment is reflected in the food and drink we serve on the park. This week, we headed into Brooklyn to Blue Bottl... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sinonome Toad Lily

    With its beautifully mottled flowers, the sinonome toad lily easily catches the eyes of passersby. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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
  • Photo of the Week: Young Green Thumbs

    In this week’s Photo of the Week, two High Line Horticulture Interns Sarah Ruiz (left) and Raquel Rosado (right) pose proudly with High Line Horticulture Educator Gahl Shottan (center) next to an edible garden they helped plant and tend at Public School 33. We’ve chosen to feature this photo t... read more
  • Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show Dazzles the High Line

    Two of our teen participants, Junemarie Gonzalez and Dajours Schoonmaker, showcase looks from designer Synderela. Photo by Liz Ligon This August, Friends of the High Line hosted its first official public runway event – a back-to-school fashion show that was the culmination of months of work b... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Twilight at the Rail Yards

    In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. Photographer Barry Munger captured this dreamy shot of the High Line at the Rail Yards in the summer of 2007, nearly two years before the fi... read more
  • A Kaleidoscope of Color by Gilbert & George

    Gilbert & George, Waking. Photo by Timothy Schenck   The High Line Art Billboard is back in action, sporting Gilbert & George’s Waking (1984) next to the High Line at West 18th Street. With luminous colors and thick black outlined figures, the semi-mirrored composition of faces and bodies ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Copper Iris

    The vibrant copper iris continues to bloom late into the season. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 spec... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Hiding Honeybee

    Can you spot the honeybee at work in this photo? Photographer Steven Severinghaus has a knack for capturing beautiful images of plants and insects on the High Line. The High Line’s late summer and early fall landscape is full of delicate and beautiful textures. In Steven Severinghaus' mes... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pink-flowered Indigo

    The delicate blooms of pink-flowered indigo spring up from the planting beds at West 16th Street. Take a moment's pause during your next visit so you don't miss them! The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains st... read more
  • Share A Meal: Seasonal Farro Salad Recipe from Terroir at The Porch

    Photo by Rowa Lee Fall is on its way, and with the change of leaves comes a new recipe inspired by autumn’s bounty. This month, we’re presenting Terroir at The Porch’s Seasonal Farro Salad with sugar snap peas, carrots, onions, and farro. Dress this delicious salad with olive oil, red wine vine... read more