The High Line Blog

  • 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, the final t... read more
  • Manhattanhenge

    Don't Miss: Manhattanhenge

    Twice a year, a curious cosmic phenomenon brings photographers to the streets of New York City in droves. Manhattanhenge, as it is fondly called, is an event in which the setting sun aligns with Manhattan's east-west street grid, causing the setting sun to be viewable down the center line of majo... read more
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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
  • goodnight moon

    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
  • Throwback Thursday: Pablo Bronstein’s 'Intermezzo: Two girls wear fashion garments on a palm tree'

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about artworks currently on view at With his irreverent tableaux in which sculpture, ... 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
  • Flashback Friday: Snow Removal on the High Line

    High Line staff work tirelessly to remove snow from the park entrance at West 14th Street. As New Yorkers prepare to hunker down and cozy up for a Netflix marathon during the upcoming winter storm, Friends of the High Line team members will be hard at work removing snow from the park to cr... read more
  • The High Line in 45 Seconds

    We invite you to join Friends of the High Line on a photographic journey through history, beginning with the West Side Cowboys and ending with present day programs. When Friends of the High Line was founded 16 years ago, we never imagined we would someday welcome so many visitors —includ... read more
  • Year in Photos

    Year in Photos: 2015

    Happy Holidays from Friends of the High Line! From caring for 116,000 plantings to building an imaginary cityscape out of two million LEGO® bricks, 2015 has been an amazing year for the High Line and our community. We are especially grateful to all the generous supporters who help us kee... read more