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Park Update: Crews have cleared the High Line's paths, and the park is open to the public between Gansevoort and 30th Streets. We are working to open the remainder of the park as soon as possible. Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

The High Line Blog

  • ​Pokémon GO: Catch 'Em on the High Line

    Pokémon GO fever has taken over New York City, and the High Line has quickly become a prime location for dedicated Pokémon trainers seeking to catch 'em all.With a Pokémon Gym located in the park at West 20th Street and ample PokéStops throughout the Meatpacking District, Pokémon Go fans have bee... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hoary mountain mint

    While hoary mountain mint is certainly not the showiest plant in bloom on the High Line this week, it should by no means be overlooked. This native perennial herb is an absolute favorite of pollinators, and with pollinator numbers in serious decline everyone should have some in their garden, i... read more
  • Growing, Weeding, and Seeding with High Line’s Green Council

    Summertime has finally arrived for Green Council! We're excited to be working with our community partners, CultivateHKNY and P.S.33, again this year.We partnered with P.S. 33 to help maintain their children's garden by weeding and seeding it. The crops are then given to the students at the elemen... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Ani Taj of the Dance Cartel

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wild petunia

    This is the season for tall and showy perennials like compass plant, Culver`s root and coneflower, but it's the much shorter wild petunia that draws my attention every day as I walk up north from Gansevoort to the lawn at 23rd Street. Seen at the many locations along the High Line, wild petuni... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Yael "KAT" Modiano & Ursula Scherrer

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Make It Sweet!

    Top 5 Reasons to Come to Make it Sweet!

    During Make It Sweet! on Saturday, July 23, you can enjoy a whole day of family fun on the High Line: get your hands dirty in our mobile garden, create a large-scale art installation with an artist, hear stories from everyone's favorite librarian, design custom-made structures with the Chil... read more
  • ​Up Late: A Conversation with Shandoah Goldman of Carte Blanche Performance

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Merche Blasco

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Jordan Eagles

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Manhattanhenge

    Don't Miss: Manhattanhenge

    Twice a year, a curious cosmic phenomenon brings photographers to the streets of New York City in droves. Manhattanhenge, as it is fondly called, is an event in which the setting sun aligns with Manhattan's east-west street grid, causing the setting sun to be viewable down the center line of majo... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Spiked gayfeather

    Summer is hitting its stride in our High Line gardens. I love this time of year in my zone, the Chelsea Grasslands, because of the bold colors, overflowing planting beds, and abundance of pollinators. One striking perennial in the grasslands is Liatris spicata, or spiked gayfeather. "Spicata" ... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Rob Roth

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky

    ​Gardening in the Sky: New York's Cosmopolitan Plants

    Ecologists have begun to pay close attention to the spontaneous vegetation that appears in disused spaces like the High Line's original railroad beds. Sometimes referred to as "cosmopolitan", these self-seeded plant communities are comprised of unique mixes of native and exotic species. Such p... read more
  • High Line Teens

    A Teen Night Wanderland

    "If you don't know where you are going, any road can take you there." ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Take a journey with the Teen Arts and Culture Council (TACC) at our Wanderland Teen Night this July 14 from 6:00—9:00 PM on the High Line at the West 16th Stree... read more
  • The Importance of Youth Employment at Friends of the High Line

    "While compensating interns is necessary, it is not sufficient," writes Ford Foundation President and Friends of the High Line Board Member Darren Walker in an op-ed that appeared in the July 5, 2016 edition of The New York Times. As Walker notes, many institutions—including nonprofits—don't pay ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Horsetail

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more