The High Line Blog

  • Your Input on the Design of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    High Line at the Rail Yards Community Meeting in December, 2011. Photo by Yoon Kim  We asked. You told us. Now the fun begins. In December, more than 200 neighborhood residents joined us at Public School 11 in Chelsea to tell us what they want to see in the design of the third and f... read more
  • Winter-Proofing the High Line

    High Line gardener Kaspar Wittlinger watering the grasses just south of the Standard Hotel. Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.  Despite the mild weather so far this season, winter is on its way. Most of the above-ground vegetation on the High Line will lie dormant in the freezing weather, but in ... read more
  • Winter Hours Begin December 14

      Beginning on Monday, December 14, the High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The High Line will remain open year-round. Late fall and winter is a great time to visit the High Line. We encourage you to come up and experience the changing landscape of the park in all season... read more
  • Where Have All the Trailers Gone?

    In addition to all the shoveling the High Line staff did to keep the park open this weekend, our temporary Maintenance & Operations facility has been moved down to the southern entrance of the High Line, at street level. In order to get ready for the joining of Section 1 to Section 2 (still unde... read more
  • What's that Smell?

    Via christiNYCa's flickr.  If you've been up to the High Line recently, you may have noticed a particular scent coming mostly from Chelsea Grasslands. It's been described as smelling like coriander, a combination of honey and cilantro leaves, or popcorn.   I've also overheard it described, ... read more
  • We're Thankful

    Thanksgiving at the High Line. Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.  Yesterday, the High Line staff celebrated Thanksgiving early with a farewell potluck in honor of our seasonal staff (a sample of the myriad of delicious dishes is pictured above).  High Line gardeners Au'brey Gill, Meg Graham, and ... read more
  • We Love Our Tretorn Boots!

    Boot-modeling at the Tenth Avenue Square.  To help our us get through the long, cold, and sometimes wet hours on the High Line this winter, the lovely folks at Swedish company Tretorn have donated several pairs of their warm and rugged rubber boots to our Maintenance & Operations and Admini... read more
  • Wandering Band on the High Line

    The Chelsea Grasslands as imagined with Wandering Band musicians. Original Photo By Rik Panganiban and Adapted By Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria.  Because the High Line was designed to be an open space for all people to enjoy, and because art, in general, makes our brains happy, we're looki... read more
  • Vote for the High Line District!

    Curbed.com is running it's annual Curbed Cup and this year they are focusing on the year's most newsworthy microneighborhoods. The High Line District made the 1st round -- and we're up against Hudson Square near Soho (?). Vote for the High Line District! read more
  • Video: The Camera Betrays You

    We're starting off our week with this beautiful, schizophrenic video of a day-long dance sequence during the fall. Inspired by the High Line, and created using nearly 10,000 photographs, the result has what its creators, Mark O'Maley and Liz Staruch, describe as a "flip book" feeling to it. ... read more