The High Line Blog

  • Let the Sun Shine In (to the Meatpacking District)

    This Wednesday, July 9, the new Gansevoort Plaza will play host to a free musical "be-in" featuring songs from the classic counter-cultural musical Hair. The performance is a collaboration between the Theory Icon Project and the Public Theater, which is staging Hair, on its 40th anniversary, as p... read more
  • Party Under the High Line!

    We throw a good party! This is the Kitchen High LineBlock Party last year Come celebrate the launch of our new design publication on July 30 under the High Line! We'll toast the publication of Designing the High Line with music (and hopefully dancing) by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orches... read more
  • Best of the High Line Blog

    The High Line is well on its way to becoming New York's first park in the sky, with plants taking root in late summer and the first section on schedule to open by the end of 2008. Keep up to date with the High Line's progress here on the Blog, written by Friends of the High Line's staff members: ... read more
  • David Beckham Bares All (Again!) for the High Line

    Here he is, at it again. (David Beckham was last seen showing off for the High Line back in February.   Compare and contrast.) read more
  • Student-Run Farmers Market at PS 11 in Chelsea

    Cabbages grow at Stoneledge Farm in upstate New York  There's a new farmer's market in the neighborhood-- and it's run entirely by students. Starting next week, you can stop by Wednesday mornings for some fresh seasonal veggies! PS 11, an elementary school, is partnering with the Chelsea ... read more
  • Stop and Smell the Roses

    Friends of the High Line moved offices last month, and our new West Chelsea digs are a bit further from the subway. I've been using my morning and evening commute to get to know our new neighborhood. Our new office is just west of the Chelsea Historic District [PDF], where the beautiful Greek ... read more
  • Westbeth High Line Section

    Left, National Geographic magazine; Right, Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times  Some of you may have seen this story in last Friday's Real Estate section of the Times. While the High Line park will begin at Gansevoort and Washington, few people know that the High Line originally went as far ... read more
  • Drink Wine, Support Friends of the High Line

      Local wine shop Chelsea Wine Vault is holding a couple of tastings over the next few weeks, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Friends of the High Line.  The first event is tomorrow evening from 7:00-9:00PM at their store in Chelsea Market.  The wines featured tomorrow-- over 20 fr... read more
  • Join Us at the Opening of Chalk Shoes to the High Line

    Tomorrow night at the Leo Kesting Gallery, we will fete the opening of Chalk Shoes to the High Line, a show documenting the April 16 performance led by artist Julia Mandle that featured 60 8th-graders from the Lab School in Chelsea.  The students donned shoes made from green chalk and scuffed l... read more
  • From Rinses to Retail, Chelsea Car Wash Makes its Exit

    As many Chelsea dwellers, West Side Highway & Hudson River Park commuters, taxi drivers, and car wash enthusiasts may have noticed, the distinctive red Chelsea Car Wash sign has disappeared. It was removed from where it was attached to the High Line about a month ago with little fanfare. In th... read more