The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Kevin Beasley Performance

    Photos by Liz LigonThis Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday High Line Art presented daily sound performances by artist Kevin Beasley, entitled Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site. In preparation for his performances Kevin spent months gathering sounds from along the High Line: the chirps of ... read more
  • Flashback Friday: 10th Avenue Square

    A recent photo of the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Liz Ligon The 10th Avenue Square is one of the High Line's most beloved design features and is a favorite spot for lunch goers, sun bathers, people watchers, BFFs catching up, and even the occasional musical performance or wedding. Th... read more
  • Elevated Eats: Blue Bottle Coffee

    For many of us, coffee is a daily staple. It helps us wake up in the morning, gives us a boost in the afternoon and is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll on the High Line - no matter what time of day. In this installment of Elevated Eats, we go behind the scenes with Blue Bottle Coffe... read more
  • Photo(s) of the Week: A New Way to Get to the High Line

    We have some exciting High Line neighborhood news to share. The extension of the No. 7 train brings that subway line from Times Square to 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. This establishes the first subway access to the Far West Side, a neighborhood once considered off the beaten path... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: 1930s Aerial View

    Photographer unknown In 1934, the initial stage of the West Side Improvement Project was completed: a shining new elevated viaduct was unveiled, connecting New York Central Railroad's freight line with Manhattan's West Side. This great engineering achievement eliminated 105 street-level railro... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rainy Days

    Don't let the rain scare you away this weekend! We love High Line Photographer Eddie Crimmins's rainy day shot from the 10th Avenue Square. It's a great reminder of how beautiful and peaceful the park can be, even when the weather is less than cooperative. There are of course bonuses to coming on... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: High Line Art's First Group Exhibition

    Did you know that Friends of the High Line has been presenting public art since the opening of the park in 2009? Over the past six years, High Line Art has commissioned over 120 projects by 150 national and international artists. This program has broadened the audience for contemporary ar... read more
  • Photo(s) of the Week: Summer Top 10

    I hate to break it to you, but summer is soon coming to a close. Here's a short list of the top ten things to do on the High Line before fall is here (in no particular order). Have lunch al fresco in the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Friends of the High Line Catch one of our w... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Four Seasons in the Forest

    The High Line's Chelsea Thicket in summer. Photo by Juan Valentin Walking through the Chelsea Thicket, on the High Line between West 21 st and West 22nd Streets, is one of the closest experiences you'll have to being in a forest in the middle of Manhattan. This short stretch features... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: Westbeth Building, Then & Now

    Photo by Juan Valentin If you've walked to the High Line's southernmost tip, you've likely noticed the abrupt – yet visually captivating – way the park ends. Long ago, during the years that freight trains still chugged along these elevated tracks, the High Line cut a straight path all the ... read more