The High Line Blog

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    Exploring New Design Features at the Rail Yards

    Looking west at toward the Hudson River, on the Interim Walkway at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan The High Line at the Rail Yards is the third and northernmost section of the High Line park. One half-mile in length, this section runs between West 30th and West 34th ... read more
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    High Line at the Rail Yards Opening September 21

    A view along the Interim Walkway, a section of the High Line at the Rail Yards that features the self-seeded landscape that grew up after the trains stopped running 25 years ago. Photo by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD Dear Friends, Thanks to you, we did it! Today, Friends of the High Line, a... read more
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    Rail Yards Opening Week Events

    A view of the Interim Walkway, at the park's northernmost point. Photo by Timothy Schenck After years of advocacy work, design, and construction, the park's northernmost section – the High Line at the Rail Yards – is finally opening on Sunday, September 21. In celebration, we're hosting a we... read more
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    Celebrating the Opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    Photo by Iwan Baan The opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards was a thrilling moment – the culmination of more than 15 years of advocacy. Visitors have gained another half-mile of park to enjoy, and are now able to walk the full mile-and-a-half of this historic railway. Photo ... read more
  • Your Input on the Design of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    High Line at the Rail Yards Community Meeting in December, 2011. Photo by Yoon Kim  We asked. You told us. Now the fun begins. In December, more than 200 neighborhood residents joined us at Public School 11 in Chelsea to tell us what they want to see in the design of the third and f... read more
  • Your Input at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting

      Since the very beginning, community input has played an important role in shaping the development of the High Line. This tradition continues today. More than 400 neighbors, supporters, members, and friends attended the High Line at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting on Monday, Marc... read more
  • Ye Olde High Line

    The High Line at 12th Avenue. Most of the available photographic history of the High Line comes from the images we've been able to accumulate over the years through research and help from interested parties. Though there aren't many, these images serve as an incredible visual link to the High... read more
  • Updated Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinct design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line, and the unique self-seeded landscape that grew between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980s.&nbs... read more
  • Upcoming Screenings of "NY Export: Opus Jazz" (The Film)

    A still from "Passage of Two," shot on the High Line at the rail yards, part of the film "NY Export: Opus Jazz."  If you didn't get a chance to check out "NY Export: Opus Jazz" when it debuted on PBS in March, you will have the chance to see a special screening on the High Line this fall. ... read more
  • Save the Spur Video and Rally Recap!

    The turn-out of High Line supporters for Monday's Eastern Rail Yards Public Forum was great: more than 200 people rallied at Midtown's Red Cross in favor of preserving the entire High Line, including the Spur over 10th Avenue. Supporters wore red "Save the Spur" T-shirts and held signs during a p... read more