The High Line Blog

  • The Dirt on Nematodes: A Gardener’s Unlikely Ally

    High Line Gardeners working to apply beneficial nematodes on the Northern Spur Preserve earlier this season. Photo by Timothy Schenck To the untrained – a category most of us citygoers fall into – gardens look pretty inert. However, beyond the beautiful blooms and verdant leaves ... read more
  • The Making of a Pumpkin Pie Pop with People's Pops

    Left: Joel Horowitz and David Carrell, co-owners of People’s Pops, stand at the entrance of their kitchen in Brooklyn. Right: Specialty pumpkin-pie pops with whipped cream are available on the High Line through October 27. Photo by Friends of the High Line At last, after a whole season in the f... read more
  • What Makes La Newyorkina’s Paletas So Delicious?

    Fany Gerson, owner of La Newyorkina, carefully selects jalapeños for her paletas. Photo by Friends of the High Line If anyone knows how to source and pick fruit and vegetables, it’s Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina. Her famous paletas, inspired by her upbringing in Mexico and her culinary training ... read more
  • 23rd Street Lawn Re-Opens for the Season

    Spring really is here: the 23rd Street Lawn is open. Photo by Navid Baraty. Get ready for some serious people-watching. The 23rd Street Lawn has officially re-opened for the busy season ahead. Pack a picnic, slide on your darkest shades (better for people-watching), and head out to the High Line... read more
  • The High Line as a Green Roof

    Beneath the concrete planks and beautiful plantings is an advanced system for water drainage and retention. Photo by Iwan Baan.  While you’re walking along the High Line, you may not realize it, but below your feet is an intricate drainage system that helps to reduce storm water runoff an... read more
  • A New Mulch for the High Line

    On the Falcone Flyover, visitors can walk through lush foliage at canopy-level during the warmer months of the year. Current mulching efforts will mean healthier and more robust plants this upcoming summer. Photo by Iwan Baan  We are always looking for unique ways to minimize waste, culti... read more
  • Composting at the High Line

    Grass clippings, tree trimmings, banana peels, and coffee grounds might sound like things you’d throw in the trash, but here at the High Line, these are all raw ingredients for “black gold,” better known as compost. Maintaining the High Line's more than 100,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs, ... read more
  • New Adventures in Composting

      The gardeners working on the High Line are reflections of their workspace: exciting, sturdy, 30 feet off the ground, and working toward sustainability in all its various forms. Gardener Meg Graham recently gave a presentation to her fellow planstpeople about her visit to Growing Power, a ... read more
  • Help Clean Up the Gowanus Canal This Summer!

    The Gowanus Canal is a 1.8 mile long formerly industrial waterway in South Brooklyn. Much like the High Line, the canal has now fallen into disuse. Our friends over at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are working hard to transform the canal into a vibrant public space, through its preservation, ... read more
  • Feb 25: Greening Manhattan's Waterfront at CUNY

    Next week, CUNY is hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of Manhattan's waterfront from a landscape dominated by industry and highways, to a "Perimeter Park." The discussion is being put on by the Sustainable Cities Institute at CUNY, and will feature authors Philip Lopate, Ann Buttenweiser... read more