The High Line Blog

  • Teen Night: Look Back At It!

    "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." -Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher Time travel with us on July 12 from 6 - 9 pm as we "look back" at the history of New York from the 60s to today -- all on the High Line! We, the Teen Arts and Culture Council... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hay-Scented Fern

    Photo by Ayinde Listhrop Dennstaedtia punctilobula is a new addition to the High Line this year, and it already provides an immediate contribution to the park's visual aesthetic during these early summer months. With hairy yellow-green fronds, which appear radiant in the afternoon sun, it... read more
  • Introducing the High Line Network

    Twenty years ago, transforming an industrial relic into a public park seemed like a far-fetched idea. But by collaborating with an array of community leaders, organizations, elected officials, and supporters, we were able to create an extraordinary public space together. The High Line's success... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Walker’s Low Persian catmint

    Nepeta racemosa is an herbaceous perennial native to the Caucasus, Turkey and Iran. Purple flowers bloom on spikes from late spring through fall and are loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects. Cats are also interested in this plant! The leaves and stems of Nepet... read more
  • Out of Line: Q&A with Shaun Leonardo

    Now in its second year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists. Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses modes of self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of m... read more
  • What is a Family Program on the High Line?

    "I wish I could do that": the words I want to hear as an adult walks by a family program on the High Line. Family programs on the park aren't about making arts and crafts, but instead are as deeply engaging as programs designed for adults—so much so that adult passersby should be jealous. ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Red Feather Clover

    Without the work of bees and other pollinators, we would not have fruits, nuts, berries or vegetables. But despite their importance to our very existence, many people have an irrational fear of bees. For people with an allergy, a bee sting can be serious, but for most it's merely an annoyance.... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Sourcing Plants

    When visitors see the gardeners planting, they often ask if we replace all our plants each year. One of the many wonderful things about being a perennial garden is that we don't have to re-do our plantings annually. Our plants go dormant in the late fall and start growing again in the spring. ... read more