The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Video: Black-Out on the High Line

    What is going on in this video? You might think the light show is part of a public art installation or ambiance for a dance party, but this is what it looks like in the moments before a black-out on the High Line. Managing one mile of park built on an elevated freight rail line presents... read more
  • Update on Park Entrances

    If you visited the park in our first couple of weeks, you may have been told to enter using the Gansevoort access point. This early limited access was part of our strategy to handle the anticipated heavy crowds on the park initially. You can now enter and exit the park at all access points (Gan... read more
  • The High Line is Open on New Year's Day

    Via ButterFly Project's Flickr Photostream.  Ring in the new year by strolling the High Line! The park will be open New Year's Day (regular winter hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM). In case of extreme inclement weather any time this winter, please check our Web site and/or twitter for info on p... read more
  • The First Big Snow

    If you haven't already caught glimpses of the High Line dressed in white, check out this snow-strewn photo that our Maintenance & Operations staff took this weekend. The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck under a white blanket.  In order to clear the snow, the crew used various tools and eq... 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
  • Season’s First Snow and Heads Up on Snow Sculpt-Off

    The first snowfall of the year was an opportunity to take some great photos of the High Line. Photo by Joan Garvin  The first winter storm arrived in New York City on Saturday, blanketing the High Line with a light coating of snow. Our maintenance and operations staff arrived before dawn ... read more
  • Removing Ice from the High Line

    Pathways in the Chelsea Grasslands, covered in a sheet of thick ice. Photo by Friends of the High Line  This week's freezing rain storms have blanketed the High Line's pathways with a thick sheet of ice, requiring us to close the High Line in the interest of visitor safety. The eleva... 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
  • 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