The High Line Blog

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    Volunteer for the 2015 Snow Team

    Photo by Friends of the High Line Would you like to help us clear the park's walkways following winter storms? Sign up to join the 2015 Snow Team.After snowstorms the High Line is a magical place, and Friends of the High Line works quickly to remove the snow and ice from the paths an... read more
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    Helping to Restore a Community Garden

    Local gardener Tari Stubblefield surveys the restored community garden. Photo by Liz LigonThis past April, High Line horticultural staff, volunteers, and teens in our Green Corps program helped local gardener Tari Stubblefield restore a garden at the Fulton Houses in Chelsea. The initiative, call... read more
  • Spring Cutback 2014 Is Complete!

    New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Borough Commissioner Bill Castro shears a tall patch of grass to cheers from Executive Director Jenny Gersten, Borough President Gale Brewer, and volunteers. The Borough Commissioner and Borough President stopped by on Wednesday to mark the officia... read more
  • Week Three of Spring Cutback

    On Monday, more than 20 volunteers came out to help the High Line Gardeners tackle the densely planted Chelsea Grasslands. Photo by Mike Tschappat  We're approaching the end of Spring Cutback, an annual endeavor to trim back more than 100,000 plants along the High Line to make room for ne... read more
  • Spring Cutback Begins

    The sight of all these bright green buckets dotting our planting beds means winter is on its way out. Photo by Liz Ligon On Monday we began to trim back the dried grasses and striking seed heads that added beauty and texture to our gardens this long winter. This annual horticultural endeavor, c... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Evening Silhouette

    High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat captured an interesting view of the High Line with visitors and Chelsea Piers in the background, silhouetted against a warm end-of-the-day sky. High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat has visited the park regularly this past year, consistently finding new a... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Serendipity in a Snowstorm

    In celebration of the High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. This month’s image comes from longtime High Line Photographer Marcin Wichary. Marcin may call San Francisco home, but the course of his development as a p... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Fall Plantings

    High Line Gardener Orrin Sheehan and Volunteer Lebasi Lashley work along the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover. Photos by Friends of the High Line Approximately 360 species of perennial plants flourish on the High Line and are cared for by a team of dedicated High Line Gardeners and vol... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Fall Landscape

    In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. October’s calendar image is a vibrant autumn landscape shot by High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus. This image was taken during one o... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Exploring the Gardens of Wave Hill

    Standing amidst a beautiful garden of flowers is Wave Hill’s Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, which is home to a variety of tropical and desert plants. Photo by Gigi Altarejos This week we celebrate another green New York City gem – Wave Hill. Earlier this summer, our friends at Wave Hil... read more