The High Line Blog

  • CUNY Panel Discusses High Line's Impact

    What would Jane Jacobs think about the High Line? How can you re-create the success of the High Line in other places around the world? How does the High Line benefit New York City? These questions and more were discussed by Robert Hammond, executive director and co-founder of Friends of t... read more
  • High Line Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

    Click this image to view full slideshow of a Year in Pictures. First photo by Iwan Baan.  A Year in Pictures It's been a year! One year ago today, the first section of the High Line opened to the public. The High Line's first year as a public park has been extraordinary, with more than two... read more
  • High Line at the Rail Yards: Public Hearing Round-Up

    View from the High Lineat the West Side Rail Yards. We are one step closer toward saving the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. Earlier today at a public meeting, the City Planning Commission heard statements of support for the ULURP application that would allow the City to acquire the Hig... read more
  • 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
  • Great News for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    Photo courtesy Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography.  We're pleased to bring you news of another major milestone towards the full preservation of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. The Department of City Planning announced today that it has certified the City's applicatio... 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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