The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Media Round Up, December 3-10

    The Real Deal weighs different developers' treatment of the grid, the High Line and the challenges of the site. The Observer interviews Extell's Gary Barnett and Brookfield's Ric Clark, and lays out developer ties to the Bloomberg administration. Chelsea Now covers last week's architect prese... 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
  • Going Green: Only the Finest in Tap Water

    Tasty, healthy, and energy-efficient: Katieand our new water-filter cooler A while back, we got to thinking that our office operations should reflect the values inherent in the High Line itself, as well as our own staff's personal commitment to environmental conservation. Recently, two larger n... 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
  • Crain's Video: Rail Yards Developers at REBNY Gala

    Crain's caught up with four of the five Rail Yards developers at the 112th annual Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) gala. Ric Clark from Brookfield, Stephen Ross from Related, Douglas Durst from Durst/Vornado, and Jerry Speyer from Tishman Speyer all make the case for why their development... read more