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    Photo of the Week: Seasonal Transitions

    Spring is near! Friends of the High Line's largest horticultural undertaking Spring Cutback kicked off today and we've officially spotted the season's first crocus. It'll only get warmer and greener from here! For our Photo of the Week, I've chosen a series of three shots Hi... read more
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    Goodnight, High Line

    Photo by @hellomwHere's a modern day bedtime story inspired by our favorite park. In the great big city There was an elevated park And a mile-and-a-half long path And a planting bed with Magnolia trees framed against the moon And there were three fashionistas sitting o... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    You may be surprised to learn that there are not one, but five, different species of woodpeckers that grace New York City's five boroughs. Some of them are year-round residents (die-hard New Yorkers!) and others make their way to the city during annual migrations. We were thrilled to spot one ... read more
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    Photo(s) of the Week: Winter Sunsets

    Winter – either you love it or you hate it. While we can't say we enjoy shoveling more than our fair share of snow (a whole one and a half miles of it!), walking the park in wintertime never gets old, not even for us Friends of the High Line staff members. These recent photos by Hi... read more
  • 6 Reasons to Love the High Line in Winter

    This Monday, December 21, marks the first official day of the winter season. We love winter and are looking forward to when the temperatures finally catch up with the calendar. Here are 6 reasons to love winter on the High Line. Anything you would add? 1) Everything is Prettier with Snow ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Happy Holidays from the High Line

    Ken Robson's Christmas Tree, January 2001 Photo by Joel Sternfeld, courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York Holiday spirit comes in all shapes and sizes, but it's often the smallest gestures that truly make this season special. With that in mind, we wanted to share a bit of our own High... read more
  • Photo of the Week: West 23rd Street

    Photos by David Goodman We love this recent sunrise shot by photographer David Goodman. If you're on the High Line frequently, it's likely you've run into David. You'll find him with a wide smile and his camera in tow, ready to strike up a conversation. His favorite perch is on t... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Grace Smokebush

    Hello, from our friend the smokebush. Most of the fall color has passed, but the smokebush is still going strong. GIF by Steven Severinghaus Autumn at the High Line wouldn't be complete without the fiery red foliage of Grace smokebush, Continus 'Grace.' It's a visitor – and staff – favor... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Fall Foliage

    Photo by Timothy SchenckIt has been an amazing year to enjoy fall foliage. This October and November were an explosion of warm hues, autumnal blooms, and photo ops galore. There are still a few good days of color left in the season, but don't lament the impending winter!Contrary to what you ... read more
  • Photo(s) of the Week: High Line Art in Fall

    The High Line is a unique setting for presenting art. Unlike the white wall of a traditional gallery, the plant life, the weather, and the cityscape that surround High Line Art's installations are ever changing. Over the years, Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani has ... read more