The High Line Blog

  • Friends of the High Line Receives Accessibility Award

    At the city's annual ADA Sapolin Awards ceremony, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presented the city's Title II Public Service Award to Friends of the High Line in recognition of the organization's "commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities, specifically its dedicat... read more
  • New Design Concept for the Spur

    A lot of people assume the High Line is done, but there is one more section to build. Though we have completed our original vision of extending the park from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, we always planned to also complete an offshoot of the High Line known as the Spur. Exte... read more
  • Back to the Future of the High Line

    We officially live in the future! Well, at least the future depicted in Back to the Future Part II. In the second installment of the popular 80s and early 90s trilogy, protagonist Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future, to today to be exact, October 21, 2015, at 4:29 PM.While gravity-defy... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: High Line Pool?

    Entry by Nathalie Rinne In 2003, Friends of the High Line launched an open "ideas competition," soliciting ideas for transforming the then still abandoned and overgrown High Line into a public space. The competition received 720 entries from 36 countries, from people of all walks of life. ... read more
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    A Fond Farewell to Peter Mullan

    Photo by Liz LigonAfter more than a decade at Friends of the High Line, Executive Vice President Peter Mullan is moving on. Peter has been instrumental in the High Line's success, and he will be greatly missed. As sad as we all are to see Peter go, we are delighted about his next role: CEO of the... read more
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    Exploring New Design Features at the Rail Yards

    Looking west at toward the Hudson River, on the Interim Walkway at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan The High Line at the Rail Yards is the third and northernmost section of the High Line park. One half-mile in length, this section runs between West 30th and West 34th ... read more
  • How the High Line Gardeners Keep It Wild

    The wild legacy of the High Line's landscape is on full display in the summer, when the planting beds are a frenzy of green . Photo by Beverly Israely The High Line was made by nature when the trains stopped running, and designer Piet Oudolf and the landscape architects of James Corner Field Op... read more
  • Illuminating the High Line

    Visitors take in the moon while sitting on the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, the elevated walkway on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets. If you'd like to observe the heavens through high-powered telescopes, join us for stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Associa... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Lilliputian Furniture

    Lego enthusiast and photographer Chris Christian snapped this image of a Lego model he created as part of his 2013 “A Lego a Day” project. The subject of this Photo of the Week caught our eye because of its playful and creative interpretation of one of the park’s iconic design features. P... read more
  • New Design Concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The new design concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards includes an immersive bowl-shaped structure on the Spur, a wide section of the High Line that extends over 10th Avenue at West 30th Street. Image by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, courtesy of the City of New Y... read more