The High Line Blog

  • High Line Renegade Cabaret in the NYT

    From the New York Times  Yesterday's New York Times article about the High Line Renegade Cabaret shed some light on our new favorite neighbor, who's been serenading park users since opening day.  Patty Heffley, a former punk rock photographer, enlisted her jazz singer friend Elizabeth Soyc... read more
  • "One of the most thoughtful, sensitively designed public spaces built in New York in years."

    The New York Times architecture review is in, and calling the piece -- by architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff -- a rave would be no exaggeration. Ouroussoff describes his walk on the High Line as a linear narrative made of a series of episodes, with the careful balance of landscape elements se... 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
  • Early High Line Review: "Prosaic" with "Touches of the Sublime"

    Hugh Pearman, London-based design critic and author of several fantastic architecture books, was recently in town reviewing another NYC project, and decided to stop by to check out the progress on the High Line.  Pearman compiled his initial thoughts about his visit on his Web site. In the revie... read more
  • 2008 in the Headlines

    It's been a great year for the High Line in the news. In no particular order, here are some highlights: In Winds of Winter, Midair Park Takes Shape: NY Times, January 2 High Line Designs are Unveiled: NY Times, June 25   Two Friends, and the Dream of a Lofty Park Realized: NY Times, July 1... read more
  • Breaking: MTA Selects Tishman Speyer as Rail Yards Developer

      The MTA announced today that it has selected Tishman Speyer as the developer for the West Side Rail Yards. This announcement ends a 6-month bidding process, which originally involved 5 competing developers. Tishman Speyer outbid the only other remaining contender-- a joint venture between ... 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
  • High Line Envy at the Big Dig?

    Boston may own New York in baseball, but in regards to creative re-development of disused behemoths of the mid-20th century, they may be woefully behind Gotham. Consider Sunday's Times article describing the slow evolution of the park being built atop the Big Dig where Boston's old Southeast Exp... 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
  • Christine Quinn's Fighting Words on Javits High Line Block

    Photo: William Alatriste City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivered a rousing State of the City address (PDF) yesterday.  It included a promise to "fight any shortsighted effort" by the State to sell two sites adjacent to the Jacob Javits Convention Center until a compelling plan for Javits e... read more