The High Line Blog

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    Friends of the High Line Leadership

    Dear Friends, We are writing today with good news about the leadership of Friends of the High Line. We are pleased to tell you that Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line, will be returning to the organization as Interim Executive Director on Monday, October 20 following the compl... read more
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    Staff Spotlight: Q&A with Chief Operating Officer Jerome Barth

    Chief Operating Officer Jerome Barth joined Friends of the High Line in July. Photo by Liz LigonFriends of the High Line works with the City to make sure the High Line is maintained as a great public place for all visitors to enjoy. The newest addition to our leadership team, Chief Operating Offi... read more
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    Remembering Johnny Linville

    Photo by Friends of the High Line“Sometimes you forget you’re 30 feet in the air. It’s kind of magical.” This is how Johnny Linville spoke of how he experienced the High Line when he began working here as a gardener in 2009. Five years later, Johnny’s sense of magic in the park was as strong as e... read more
  • Staff Spotlight: A Day with Gardener John Gunderson

    Gardener John Gunderson has been with Friends of the High Line since 2011. Photo by Friends of the High Line While the High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life. The horticulture team is responsible for maintaini... read more
  • Goodbye, Maeve!

    "Head to the ground" is a compliment in gardening, indicating a serious commitment to work. Maeve demonstrates the pose in this candid shot as she tends to the 23rd Street Lawn. Photo by Timothy Schenck This week we say farewell to Senior Gardener Maeve Turner. After nearly five years at Frie... read more
  • Meet Jenny Gersten, Our New Executive Director

    Our new Executive Director, Jenny Gersten, grew up minutes from the High Line – her childhood apartment building is visible in the background of this picture. Photo by Liz Ligon Although it's been only a few weeks since Jenny Gersten joined Friends of the High Line as our new Executive ... read more
  • Introducing Our New Executive Director

    We have exciting news to share with you. After completing an extensive search, it is our great pleasure to introduce Jenny Gersten, who will be joining Friends of the High Line as its Executive Director in January. Jenny will replace Robert Hammond, who earlier this year announced his plans to... read more
  • Moving On: A Special Tribute to Danya

    Photo by Tom Kletecka. Later this season, Danya Sherman, our Director of Public Programs, Education & Community Engagement, will be moving on from Friends of the High Line to pursue a graduate degree in urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Though she will ... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Jennette Mullaney, Digital Communications Manager

    We are pleased to introduce you to Jennette Mullaney – social media guru, literary buff, art enthusiast, cat lover, and the latest addition to our staff at Friends of the High Line. As the new Digital Communications Manager, Jennette is working to share the High Line story and engage the... read more
  • Meet the High Line Green Corps

    It’s alternative spring break week at the High Line. Pictured here are the teens participating in this year’s High Line Green Corps, an education and job-training program by Friends of the High Line. Photo by Beverly Israely Sixteen-year-old Winona Kay Holderbaum was amazed the first time she... read more