The High Line Blog

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    Photo Essay: Under the High Line

    All photos by Mike TschappatAs a staff member of Friends of the High Line, I feel like I’m often focused solely on what’s going on in the park: plants, food, visitors, public programs, etc. But the most exciting and interesting feature of the structure itself is arguably its elevated nature. This... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Dried Grasses at the Rail Yards

    Photo by Phil VachonBrrrr – it’s chilly on the High Line! High Line Photographer Phil Vachon captured this beautiful winter view of the park in the recently opened High Line at the Rail Yards section. This particular photo was taken just past 11th Avenue on 30th Street, looking east. This combina... read more
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    2014: The Year in Photos

    We've gathered together some of our favorite images and stories from this groundbreaking year. We hope you enjoy them. This has been a momentous year for the High Line, thanks to you. From all of us at Friends of the High Line, we wish you the very best in 2015! Remember Snowpocalypse? ... read more
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    Photo(s) of the Week: Snow!

    A view of the lower Sundeck following a snowfall last winter. Photo by Gigi Altarejos This week saw New York City’s first snowfall of the season. While the light dusting left little to be captured on film by the time the sun was shining, it was our operations crew’s first call to ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Turkeys on the High Line

    This photo from the 1950s shows a locomotive chugging along the High Line at West 30th Street. Photo by Jim ShaughnessyWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re reminded of a fun fact from the High Line’s industrial past. As legend has it, in 1980, after years of declining use, the final tr... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Falcone Flyover

    Photographer Timothy Schenck captured this vibrant shot this week of the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, an elevated walkway on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets.The Falcone Flyover is a subtle design feature that complements the natural microclimate found in this st... read more
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    Photo of the Week: The High Line in Black and White

    Photo by Gene Daly Perusing the gorgeous photos that documented Pier 54 for High Line Art’s first “traditional” exhibition reminded me of how powerful, poetic, and rare black-and-white photographs are. In a world experienced in color, monochromic photographs offer an almost otherworldly pers... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Celebrating Autumn

    The blazing red foliage of sumac trees glows in the light of the setting sun. Photo by Stephanie Wilkins Autumn – like spring – can feel like an ephemeral season. Depending on temperature, precipitation, and wind, the coveted warm reds and yellows of fall foliage can be difficult to predi... read more
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    Exploring New Design Features at the Rail Yards

    Looking west at toward the Hudson River, on the Interim Walkway at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan The High Line at the Rail Yards is the third and northernmost section of the High Line park. One half-mile in length, this section runs between West 30th and West 34th ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: A Landscape in Transition

    In the Washington Grasslands – as in other parts of the park – the bright colors of summer flowers are fading and the golden autumn tones of grasses are beginning to take over the landscape. Photo by Steven SeveringhausThe breeze has taken on a crisp edge, the earthy green scent of prairie dropse... read more