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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

The High Line Blog

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    The Fluffy Birds of Winter

    A white throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) dares photographer Mike Tschappat to capture all that fluff. A winter bird sighting is always a source of joy. In addition to serving as a sign of warmer seasons ahead, it's gratifying to see our avian friends utilize the park's plants as a food s... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Red Sprite Winterberry

    A mockingbird snacks on Red Sprite winterberries. Photo by Mike Tschappat The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perenni... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Hummingbird Moth

    A snowberry clearwing moth, commonly known as a hummingbird moth, sips nectar from a prairie sage bloom on the High Line. Photo by Steven SeveringhausThe High Line’s gardens aren’t just visited and appreciated by people, there are also a host of six- and eight-legged bugs who drop by. You’ll find... read more
  • Celebrating the Hardworking Honeybee

    A honeybee enjoys a visit to the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus In anticipation of High Line Honey Day on July 30, we’re exploring the world of honeybees. We invited Dan Carr, Assistant Livestock Manager at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, to introduce our readers to this i... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Threadleaf Bluestar

    An American lady butterfly dines on Amsonia hubrichtii, the threadleaf bluestar, at West 18th Street. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Toda... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Bird’s the Word

    An American robin caught on camera mid-feast, on the High Line at West 23rd Street. Photo by Mike Tschappat This past week, visitors were treated to a surprising sight: a large flock of robins had descended upon the Eastern red cedar trees on the High Line, bouncing back and forth between the ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Eastern Red Cedar

    A mockingbird enjoys the "berries" – actually cones – of one of the High Line's Emerald Sentinel® Eastern red cedar trees. Photo by Steven Severinghaus The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in t... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Viking Black Chokeberry

    This hungry sparrow doesn't mind the astringent taste of the Viking black chokeberry. Photo by Steven Severinghaus The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line include... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Monarch Butterflies on the High Line

    High Line Photographer Phil Vachon captured this beautiful shot of a monarch butterfly as it perched on a broadleaf ironweed bloom last September. Photo by Phil Vachon Late summer blooms are in full-swing at the High Line, and accordingly the park’s plantings are abuzz with pollinators. Thi... read more
  • High Line and Brooklyn Grange Host Honey Day

    The High Line and Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm recently hosted Honey Day, an annual family-friendly event that educates participants about the important role of the honeybee. Through fun activities, honey tastings, and an open market featuring local beekeepers’ crafts and honey, participants di... read more