The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Sweet "No-Profit" Gallery Opens Near the High Line

    Photo by Suzanne DeChillo, New York Times From the Times this weekend: A gallery has opened near the High Line that defies the current super-hot gallery market by operating as an egalitarian "no-profit" space for young and emerging artists. Honey Space is run by some artists themselves, and any ... read more
  • Robert on Guest of a Guest

    Co-Founder Robert Hammond was on Manhattan gossip blog Guest of a Guest, talking about his favorite part of the design, the creative people involved in the High Line, and his other life as a painter. Read the Interview read more
  • Robert on Crain's 40 Under 40

    Robert Hammond  Crain's came out with their annual 40 Under 40 list  yesterday, and the High Line's own Robert Hammond made the cut. He's profiled on the site  with a quick video (and enough studio photos to turn heads over at the Daily Intelligencer.) Robert Hammond, 38 [Crain's 40 Unde... read more
  • Rail Yards Press Flurry

    Yesterday's MTA Rail Yards bid release sent the real-estate beat reeling with grand schemes and otherworldly renderings for Manhattan's largest development site. In Rail Yards, Seeing a Blank Canvas on the Hudson: New York Times The Next 'West' Thing: New York Post Big Guns Spend Sunday Selli... 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
  • NY Times: Standard is "Serious Architecture"

    Our neighbor the Standard Hotel landed a nice New York Times review by Nicolai Ouroussoff yesterday. Ouroussoff points to the Standard's architects, Polshek Partnership,  as an example of a trend toward more "serious" firms looking for "the right balance between innovation and restraint." "The ... 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
  • It's One El of a Park

    The New York Post ran a two-page spread on the High Line yesterday. The feature focused on the High Line's impact on the neighborhood: "The High Line's presence, with its cutting-edge landscape design, alongside a bevy of art galleries has also attracted some of the world's most recognized arc... read more