The High Line Blog

  • End of an Era: Remembering Ada Louise Huxtable

    summary of Ada Louise Huxtable’s poignant arguments and commentary on iconic buildings and landmarks around the world. read more
  • Curator Lauren Ross in The Art Newspaper

    High Line Curator Lauren Ross with Valerie Hegarty'sAutumn on the Hudson Valley with Branches, on view right now near the park's 20th Street Entrance. Judith H. Dobrzynski of The Art Newspaper recently published an article on the High Line's own Lauren Ross, pointing out that "if exhibition att... read more
  • Iwan Baan, Architectural Photographer

    An aerial shot, taken from the Standard Hotel. Photo by Iwan Baan.  This weekend, the New York Times ran a profile of international architectural photographer Iwan Baan. Iwan took a beautiful series of High Line photos in our first season, and we agree that there's something groundbreakin... read more
  • 2009 in Pictures

    Dear Friends, 2009 has been a remarkable year for the High Line. After spending the spring working on the final stages of construction, we opened the first section of the park in June. Since then, we estimate that nearly 2 million people have visited. We hope you were among these first visitors ... read more
  • High Line among New York Times 2009 Architectural Triumphs

    Photo by Librado Romero/The New York Times.  "Despite the fears and anxieties of many [...] that rapacious developers would transform the High Line into a glorified mall," Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote last week in the New York Times,  "it has already become–just five months after the com... read more
  • An Award for the High Line

    We are proud to announce that the High Line has been bestowed with an award from the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics: First Prize for "Best Show in a Public Space."  I have the honor of accepting this award at a reception at the Guggenheim Museum, alongside esteemed c... read more
  • Press File: The "Happy Couple" on the Daily Beast

    Earlier this summer, the Daily Beast's Matthew Dakotah interviewed co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond on their thoughts about the High Line's opening season. The piece is now up, and offers a nice look into the minds of the guys behind the park. In it, Robert and Josh dish on their doubt... read more
  • NYT Most-emailed: The High Line's "small town in the air"

      Today, a new accolade! For the first time, an article about the High Line made it to the "most-emailed" list on the New York Times web site. The article, called "The High Line: A Railway Out of Manhattan", captures the special atmosphere up on the line – "almost a small town in the air.... read more
  • Bill Cunningham: Elevated Fashion

      What happens when adorable Sunday Styles mainstay Bill Cunningham turns his enthusiastic lens and microphone to the High Line? We don't want to attempt to describe this gem of an audio slide show in mere words, so you'd better just see for yourself. Let's just say he thinks these kids a... read more
  • The High Line Effect

    Image courtesy of Claudia Berger.  A recent article in the Gotham Gazette documents the perks of a good park, far beyond its immediate function as a facility for recreation and rest. According to "The Central Park Effect", Central Park attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, about o... read more