The High Line Blog

  • Green Corps Celebrates 2015 Accomplishments

    Led by High Line Educators, Green Corps is an education and job-training program that offers local teens hands-on experience in horticulture and green jobs. For six and a half months, teens: learn about plant science, horticultural practices, green professions, food justice, and other green commu... read more
  • Green Corps Gets Even Greener

    Green Corps Leaders Tia, Alice and Susana give an update on their summer service projects During the summer, Green Corps traded in their pens and pencils for shovels and soil. As always, summer is a perfect opportunity for Green Corps to get into nature and help out the community. They've been wo... read more
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    Green Corps Cultivates Connections

    Youth at the Northeast Regional Youth Food Justice Summit at East New York Farms. Photo by Green Corps.This month, we worked with youth from EcoStation:NY, Added Value, East New York Farms, and The Children's Aid Society to organize the first-ever Northeast Regional Youth Food Justice Summit. Hel... read more
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    Green Corps Celebrates Spring

    Members of Green Corps staff along with Teen Programs staff. Photo by Rowa Lee. Every spring, High Line Green Corps teen staff commit their entire spring break to assisting High Line gardeners with Spring Cutback. During this time, they trim back plants to make way for spring growth and visit oth... read more
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    Welcome This Year's High Line Teens

    Left to Right: High Line Teen Leaders Tia, Susana, Alice, Naylin and Will. Not pictured: Damary. Photo by Liz Ligon.High Line Teen programs offer paid job opportunities for local youth in cultural production, horticulture, and education. In February we welcomed 24 teens – selected from an applica... read more
  • Favorite Green Corps Moments of 2014

    Teen staff reflect on that day's work with High Line Educator Gahl Shottan. Photo by Rowa Lee On June 26, Friends of the High Line will celebrate the graduation of the Green Corps class of 2014 with a Garden Party. In anticipation of this year’s program coming to an end, Green Corps L... read more
  • The Power of Programming

    High Line Educator Karen Lew Biney-Amissah makes history fun for a group of students. Photo by Rowa Lee Long before the High Line was a forgone conclusion, Friends of the High Line staff learned a valuable lesson about the power of programming from our very first landlords. In 2002, Josh Davi... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Young Green Thumbs

    In this week’s Photo of the Week, two High Line Horticulture Interns Sarah Ruiz (left) and Raquel Rosado (right) pose proudly with High Line Horticulture Educator Gahl Shottan (center) next to an edible garden they helped plant and tend at Public School 33. We’ve chosen to feature this photo t... read more
  • Green Corps Program Celebrates Its First Graduation

    Wearing big smiles, this year's Green Corps graduates hold up their certificates.  The High Line Green Corps program saw its first graduation on Saturday, June 28, with proud mothers and siblings in attendance. “How can we be better neighbors?” was the thoughtful question leading to the c... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Liza Rosado and Javier Montero

    If you have been on the High Line in the past few weeks, you might have noticed a lot of changes: the park feels lush and green again, the Chelsea Market passage is buzzing with visitors, and we have some new faces among our dedicated staff. We want to take this moment to introduce two new st... read more