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    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 Shaughnessy With 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,... 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
  • Throwback Thursday: How We Got to the "End of the Line"

    A view of the southern terminus of the High Line at the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, in 2011. The photo is part of the forthcoming book by High Line designers James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel/National Geogra... read more
  • PHOTOS: Autumn on the High Line

    It's officially fall in New York City! Now that temperatures are cooling and the first hints of fall color are appearing in the planting beds, it's the perfect time to enjoy crisp evening walks, beautiful autumn foliage, public art, and programs for the entire family. See below for some ... read more
  • 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