The High Line Blog

  • Save the High Line at the Rail Yards: Upcoming Public Hearing

    From the beginning, it has always been our vision to preserve the entire High Line, from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, through the West Side Rail Yards. On Wednesday, May 12, the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the City's ULURP application to all... read more
  • Save Jersey City's High Line-- Deadline Tomorrow!

      Like the High Line? Want to help with our sister project? Now's your chance! The Harsimus Stem Embankment, an elevated stone structure that runs for a half mile along 6th street in downtown Jersey City needs your help. The Embankment Preservation Coalition is the non-profit group working ... read more
  • Rail Yards: City Planning Hears Testimony on ERY Zoning

    Land use at the Eastern Rail Yards, from the existing 2005 zoning plan.  This morning, the City Planning Commission heard public testimony on proposed amendments to the zoning of the Eastern Rail Yards. While the draft amendments don't specifically concern preservation of the High Line, th... read more
  • Rail Yards Update: MTA Might Pick a Bidder by Wednesday

    The development process for the West Side Rail Yards could be on the verge of an important milestone, which comes as a surprise to many who assumed this process would be slowed in the wake of economic uncertainty and the recent shakeup in state government. The New York Times reported this weeken... read more
  • Rail Yards Update: CB4 and BP Stringer Call to Save the Spur

    The support for the full preservation of the High Line at the rail yards continues to grow-- Community Board 4 and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer have both added their voices to the call to save the spur. At a recent full Board meeting, Community Board 4 made a clear statement advoc... read more
  • Rail Yards Hearing Tomorrow- Note Location Change!

      **Tomorrow's City Council hearing has been moved to 250 Broadway, right across the street from City Hall.** Please come show your support tomorrow morning for the full preservation of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, and get a free "Save the High Line at the Rail Yards" T-shirt.... read more
  • PARK(ing) Day NYC this Friday

    Parking Day 2008 Video from Streetfilms Park(ing) Day, one of our favorite yearly public space happenings, takes to the New York City streets this Friday! This international event transforms metered parking spaces into playgrounds, parks, creative installations, and unusual meeting-grounds f... read more
  • November 23 Rail Yards Hearing: Note Location Change!

    Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography  We need your help at City Hall on Monday, November 23, as the City Council's Zoning Subcommittee holds a final public hearing on the rezoning of the Western Rail Yards. City Council Hearing on Western Rail Yards Monday, November 23, 9:30 AM C... read more
  • MTA Makes West Side Rail Yards Bids Public

    Yesterday, the MTA revealed to the public the five developer bids for the West Side Rail Yards. There will be a 2-week period of public input, and then a committee of representatives from the MTA and the Hudson Yards Development Corporation will make a recommendation to the MTA's Board. The n... read more
  • Is Bike-Sharing in NYC's Future?

    Bike-Sharing in Lyon, France. Courtesy Time Out New York  Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC the new DOT Commissioner, and Transportation Alternatives, New York is becoming a more bike-friendly city, and more and more people are starting to bike regularly. Up next could be a bike-sharing p... read more