The High Line Blog

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    Photo of the Week: Dawn viburnum

    Photo by Rick DarkePhotographer, landscape ethicist, author, and lecturer Rick Darke is a multi-talented person who has touched the work of Friends of the High Line in so many ways over the years. He has documented the railway in photos since weeds were growing wild along the tracks. He has given... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Here Comes the Sun

    Photo by Juan ValentinHappy Friday, NYC!If this grey gloomy week got you down, remember: the sun will come out tomorrow! The weekend forecast looks to be sunny and in the 60s both Saturday and Sunday. Not sure what to do to make the most of it? Let us share with you a few ways you can enjoy sprin... read more
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    Photo of the Week: The High Line After Dark

    Photo by Andrew FraszApril 1 marked the beginning of the High Line's spring hours, with the park being open until 10:00 PM. The revised hours offer an opportunity to discover another side of the High Line.The High Line and the surrounding cityscape take on a new personality after dark: lights fli... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Spring Blooms

    Photo by Steven SeveringhausIn spring, every fresh shoot of green that pops up and every delicate flower that blossoms is a reminder that warm weather is right around the corner – even if the forecast seems to disagree. The High Line is home to a variety of early bloomers that brighten up the oth... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Seasonal Transitions

    Photos by Melissa MansurWhile tomorrow's forecast is a blustery throwback to this winter's snowy fury, don't worry, spring – and all the delights it brings – is here to stay. Friends of the High Line's largest horticultural undertaking Spring Cutback kicked off this week, and we've officially spo... read more
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    Photo of the Week: 23rd and Tenth

    Photographer David Goodman's photo essay 23rd and Tenth is a visual diary of sorts – a daily record of one corner, shot from the same High Line vantage point. The idea is simple, and the results are beautiful. Two years into the project and hundreds of images later, Goodman has no plans of stoppi... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Winter Sunbathing

    Photo by Steven SeveringhausThis week The New York Times said what we've all been thinking: winter is getting old. This season has been a harsh one, and though we may be dreaming about the coming spring, the bright beauty of winter is undeniable. This image by High Line photographer Steven Severi... read more
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    Photo of the Week: The Sun a Spark

    If you'd like to steal a quiet moment on the High Line, now is the time to do it. Brave the bitter cold, and your reward is a nearly empty park in the sky.Winter is a season that offers us many brief periods – and even a few long stretches – of tranquility. High Line Photographer Eddie Crimmins h... read more
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    Photos of the Week: What Good Is Winter?

    Photo by Timothy Schenck Oh, winter. For three, four, sometimes five months you freeze us, pelt us with hail, and bury us under mountains of snow. Snow that, within hours of hitting the New York City pavement, becomes brown, foot-drenching slush. With the holidays behind us, what good is winter?T... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Common Crossings at 24th Street

    Photo by Phil Vachon The High Line takes on a different personality in the colder months of the year. In this beautiful photo by High Line Photographer Phil Vachon, the golden tones of Korean feather reed grass complement the rusty hues of Marianne Vitale’s High Line Commission, Co... read more