The High Line Blog

  • 6 Reasons to Love the High Line in Winter

    This Monday, December 21, marks the first official day of the winter season. We love winter and are looking forward to when the temperatures finally catch up with the calendar. Here are 6 reasons to love winter on the High Line. Anything you would add? 1) Everything is Prettier with Snow ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Happy Holidays from the High Line

    Ken Robson's Christmas Tree, January 2001 Photo by Joel Sternfeld, courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York Holiday spirit comes in all shapes and sizes, but it's often the smallest gestures that truly make this season special. With that in mind, we wanted to share a bit of our own High... read more
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    Flashback Friday: Thomas Demand's High Line Billboard

    Photo by Timothy Schenck 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 audi... read more
  • Photo of the Week: West 23rd Street

    Photos by David Goodman We love this recent sunrise shot by photographer David Goodman. If you're on the High Line frequently, it's likely you've run into David. You'll find him with a wide smile and his camera in tow, ready to strike up a conversation. His favorite perch is on t... read more
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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