The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Eastern Red Cedar

    A mockingbird enjoys the "berries" – actually cones – of one of the High Line's Emerald Sentinel® Eastern red cedar trees. Photo by Steven Severinghaus The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains s... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Viking Black Chokeberry

    This hungry sparrow doesn't mind the astringent taste of the Viking black chokeberry. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 inc... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Early Bird

    A red-breasted American robin perches on historic rail tracks along the High Line. Photo by Juan Valentin The signs of spring are all around us at the High Line. Trees are budding and new spring blooms are popping up daily. And, if you look carefully, there is also a renewed flurry of feathere... read more
  • Birds at the High Line: The Regulars

    Peregrine falcons are just one of the many birds that you may be surprised to see at the High Line. Photo by Annik La Farge.  The High Line’s plantings are not only beautiful – they provide a year-round oasis for both local and migratory birds. From wooded areas that are good for nesti... read more
  • Bird Rescue

    Rescued American Woodcock.  This fancy bird, a migratory American Woodcock, was rescued by High Line gardener and bird enthusiast Maryanne on Friday. It was found huddled in a doorway on West 20th Street, stunned but not visibly injured -- she guessed the little guy had flown into the side... read more