The High Line Blog

  • The Buildings that Host the High Line

    Looking north into the Chelsea Market Passage, the former site of the Nabisco building, at dawn. Photo by Andrew Frasz First-time High Line visitors may wonder: Does this park run into that building? Does this park go through that building? The High Line does, in fact, run through a handful ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Flameleaf Sumac

    As its name suggests, the flameleaf sumac (Rhus copallinum) turns a brilliant red in autumn. 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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Autumn Leaves

    Autumn has begun to turn the leaves of the Brownies hairy alumroot, Heuchera villosa 'Brownies.' Photo by Mike Tschappat High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat took this wonderfully moody image of a deep red-brown Brownies hairy alumroot during a recent early morning photo walk. Fall has arri... read more
  • VIDEO: High Line Co-Founders Vincent Scully Prize Acceptance Speech

    High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond accept the Vincent Scully Prize at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. Photo by Emily Clack Photography On September 30, Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond were awarded the prestigious Vincent Scul... read more
  • The Dirt on Nematodes: A Gardener’s Unlikely Ally

    High Line Gardeners working to apply beneficial nematodes on the Northern Spur Preserve earlier this season. Photo by Timothy Schenck To the untrained – a category most of us citygoers fall into – gardens look pretty inert. However, beyond the beautiful blooms and verdant leaves ... read more
  • High Line Art Presents #SolarPanel: A Reflection of Our Global Environment

    Basim Magdy, Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship, 2012. (Video Still) Super 8 film transferred to HD video. 9 min. 31 sec. Courtesy Newman Popiashvili Gallery.   Help fuel the artistic energy on the High Line this month with our weekly #SolarPanel! Organized in conjunction with Hi... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pink Muhly Grass

    In autumn, the flowers of the pink muhly grass have a feathered, cloud-like appearance. 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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Fall Plantings

    High Line Gardener Orrin Sheehan and Volunteer Lebasi Lashley work along the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover. Photos by Friends of the High Line Approximately 360 species of perennial plants flourish on the High Line and are cared for by a team of dedicated High Line Gardeners and vol... read more
  • The Making of a Pumpkin Pie Pop with People's Pops

    Left: Joel Horowitz and David Carrell, co-owners of People’s Pops, stand at the entrance of their kitchen in Brooklyn. Right: Specialty pumpkin-pie pops with whipped cream are available on the High Line through October 27. Photo by Friends of the High Line At last, after a whole season in the f... read more
  • The West Side Cowboys of Death Avenue

    The wardens of Death Avenue, working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the people on the street, were none other than the West Side Cowboys. (Although some clearly didn't heed the warnings.) Photographer unknown Before the High Line became the park in the sky, before it was abandoned, befo... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Swamp Sunflower

    The yellow flowers of the swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) are a beautiful sight on the High Line in autumn. 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 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Stargazing on the High Line

    This month, Tuesday evenings are best spent gazing at the stars on the High Line. Photo by Oliver Rich Come observe the celestial bodies above the High Line. On Tuesday evenings through the end of the month, the Amateur Astronomers Association will set up their high-powered telescopes to prov... read more
  • VIDEO: Transforming Fresh Kills, Staten Island

    Freshkills Park Administrator Eloise Hirsh spoke eloquently about the former-landfill turned oasis. "Like the High Line, it is a park of the 21st century," she said of Freshkills. Photo by Liz Ligon How do we transform a once-notorious landfill into a beautiful New York City park? On Mon... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bluebird Smooth Aster

    Bluebird smooth aster is a magnet for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. 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 includ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: 10th Avenue Square

    The best seat in the house is looking out on 10th Avenue, on the High Line at West 17th Street. Photo by Eric La Surprise, it still feels like summer! Visitors have been flocking to the Sunken Overlook in the 10th Avenue Square to relax and soak in the sun while the weather remains nice. Thi... read more
  • Art Gone Wild

    Carol Bove’s Celeste (2013) peeks through the Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) at the rail yards. Photo by Timothy Schenck Carol Bove’s organic shapes and weathered metals seem to sprout from the natural landscape on the undeveloped section of the High Line at the Rail Yards like the green gr... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Fall Landscape

    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. October’s calendar image is a vibrant autumn landscape shot by High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus. This image was tak... read more
  • What Makes La Newyorkina’s Paletas So Delicious?

    Fany Gerson, owner of La Newyorkina, carefully selects jalapeños for her paletas. Photo by Friends of the High Line If anyone knows how to source and pick fruit and vegetables, it’s Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina. Her famous paletas, inspired by her upbringing in Mexico and her culinary training ... read more
  • Experience Kindle Paperwhite and Enjoy Free Blue Bottle Coffee on the High Line

    Amazon is transforming the High Line into the ultimate comfy living room so you can test-drive Kindle Paperwhite, their brand new e-reader. Follow us after the jump for details. Stop by the High Line Thursday, October 3, through Sunday, October 6, in between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM to experie... read more