The High Line Blog

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spring Cutback: Week Two

    This week, we trimmed back the majority of the dried grasses and plant stalks in the Wildflower Field, on the High Line between West 27th and West 29th Streets. Pictured here are High Line Gardeners Mark and Maeve working beneath the towering JR mural at West 29th Street. Photo by Mike Tschappat ... read more
  • Spring Cutback: We've Reached the Halfway Point

    Work continues as our staff and volunteers move north, trimming back plant material to make way for spring growth. Photo by Annik La Farge.  We have just completed our fourth week of High Line Spring Cutback. Spring Cutback is an intense six-week-long undertaking that involves trimming ... read more
  • Spring Cutback: The Finishing Touches

    Last week, our administrative staff joined our gardeners in the park to help trim back plants near West 29th Street.   We are in our final week of High Line Spring Cutback. Spring Cutback is an intense six-week-long undertaking that involves trimming back the High Line’s wild grasses,... read more
  • Spring Cutback Volunteer Profile: Pat Jonas

    Pat Jonas is one of the High Line’s most dedicated volunteers. Seen here helping with mulching near West 26th Street earlier this year, Pat has worked closely with our horticulture staff and is returning to help out with her second season of Spring Cutback.  Spring Cutback is a monumental... read more
  • Spring Cutback Volunteer Orientation Re-Cap

    High Line Gardener John Gunderson advises Spring Cutback volunteers on the proper technique for cutting back the grasses during a volunteer orientation session on February 15.  In just a few days, we will begin what has become one of our favorite traditions since the High Line opened as ... read more
  • Spring Cutback Update: Week 2

    An aerial photo of our staff and volunteers hard at work between West 18th Street and West 20th Street. Photo by Rick Darke  We have just completed our second week of High Line Spring Cutback. Spring Cutback is an intense six week-long process in which we cut back the High Line’s wild g... read more