The High Line Blog

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    Early Closing: Friday, October 31

    Photo by Marcin Wichary In cooperation with the New York City Police Department and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the High Line will close at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 31, due to large crowds anticipated in Chelsea for Halloween. Regular park hours (7:00 AM to 10:00 PM) w... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Snow Removal

    High Line staff worked tirelessly early this week to remove snow from the park entrance at West 14th Street. Photo by Timothy Schenck This winter has had its share of snow, and it looks like we may be seeing more before spring's arrival. After a storm, staff and volunteers arrive early to clea... read more
  • Spring Hours to Return on Monday, April 1

    Stop by the park next week for an evening stroll, and enjoy the views from the 26th Street Viewing Spur. Photo by Iwan Baan It’s official: the High Line’s spring hours will begin on Monday, April 1. Beginning on Monday, the park will be open daily, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Summer hours will ... read more
  • High Line’s Landscape after Hurricane Sandy

    This photograph was taken the day after the hurricane, and shows how the High Line’s plantings escaped major damage. Photo by Melissa Mansur  This week, as many visitors came to the High Line to seek a respite from the storm flooding and power outages, we were often asked how the landscap... read more
  • High Line Reopens, Hurricane Sandy Recovery Continues

    The High Line will reopen on Monday, November 5 and operate on a limited schedule until further notice. Photo by Melissa Mansur  We have wonderful news to share. After being closed for a week due to severe weather and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, the High Line will reopen on Monday,... read more
  • Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

    The High Line remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Today, many public parks in New York City are reopening after unprecedented closures following Hurricane Sandy. We are very eager to reopen the High Line, but there is important work we must first do to ensure it is safe an... read more
  • 23rd Street Lawn Will Be Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

    The 23rd Street Lawn is a popular gathering space on the High Line, offering open green space for picnicking, sunbathing, and people-watching. Restoration plays a major role in maintaining the Lawn. To this end, the Lawn will be temporarily closed for a number of weeks to allow the grass to ... read more
  • Park Update: Southern End of the High Line Now Open

    Earlier this morning, a three-block portion of the High Line was temporarily closed to allow emergency responders to investigate a small construction accident at a nearby work site. The NYC Fire Department and NYC Department of Buildings have determined that the High Line sustained no damage and... read more
  • Introducing Ronnit, Our New Vice President of Horticulture & Park Operations

    Ronnit Bendavid-Val brings over a decade of experience managing New York City parks to her new position at the High Line  The High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, but it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life and keep the park clean and welcoming ... read more
  • High Line Spring Cutback Begins!

    High Line Gardeners are busily working to cut back more than 100,000 plants by hand to prepare for new spring growth on the High Line. The process, called High Line Spring Cutback, began this week.  This week we begin High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural task of the year. ... read more