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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Throwback Thursday: Westbeth Building, Then & Now

    Photo by Juan Valentin If you've walked to the High Line's southernmost tip, you've likely noticed the abrupt – yet visually captivating – way the park ends. Long ago, during the years that freight trains still chugged along these elevated tracks, the High Line cut a straight path all the ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Walking the High Line with Joel Sternfeld

    A Railroad Artifact, 30th Street, May 2000. Photo by Joel Sternfeld, courtesy of Luhring Augustine New York Today, on World Photo Day, we are reminded of the power of photography, both for the world at large and for our organization. From Friends of the High Line's inception, to present day when ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Turkeys on the High Line

    This photo from the 1950s shows a locomotive chugging along the High Line at West 30th Street. Photo by Jim ShaughnessyWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re reminded of a fun fact from the High Line’s industrial past. As legend has it, in 1980, after years of declining use, the final tr... read more
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    Portal to the Past: The History of Pier 54

    Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, located off 11 th Avenue. Photo by Liz Ligon A skeletal steel archway adorned with ghostly lettering across its central beam stands at the entrance to the vacant Pier 54 in New York’s harbor. Currently a gateway to an expanse of concrete, the arch once exis... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A New York Times Article, Two Residents, and a Historic Community Board Meeting

    Friends of the High Line Co-founders Joshua David (left) and Robert Hammond (right) on the Rail Yards section of the High Line in 2001. Photo by Joel Sternfeld, courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York On this day 15 years ago, an article on the High Line ran in the New York Times.... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A Piece of History

    If you’ve walked to the High Line’s southernmost tip, you’ve likely noticed the abrupt – yet visually captivating – way the park ends. Long ago, during the years that freight trains still chugged along these elevated tracks, the High Line cut a straight path all the way down to St.... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A Look Back

    Joel Sternfeld, Fallen Billboard, November 2000. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. "As soon as Joel saw it, he took me aside and said, 'I want to do this. Don’t let anyone else up here for a year. I will give you beautiful photos.'" – High Line Co-Founder Ro... read more
  • Looking Back at 15 Years of the High Line

    High Line B&W 15, November 2001, by Jonathan Flaum This year the High Line celebrates three important milestones: the 15th anniversary of the founding of Friends of the High Line, the fifth anniversary of the opening of the first section of the park, and the opening of the third and north... read more
  • Celebrating Five Years of the High Line

    Elected officials, supporters, and students from P.S. 11 joined in a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of Section 1 of the High Line in 2009. Photo by Patrick McMullan   June 9, 2009 – five years ago – was a magical day for anyone involved with the High Line. From the tim... read more