The High Line Blog

  • 26 questions with CHEEKY LaSHAE

    In this imagined interview, potential collaborators—artists, audience members, friends, ex lovers, and strangers— are invited to scroll down as they welcome CHEEKY LaSHAE to their lives via a textual assemblage of influences, ideas, prompts and lyrics. Initially CHEEKY found expression throu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Queen Anne’s lace

    Photo by Ayinde Listhrop As you enter or exit the park towards the northern most section of the High Line, you'll notice a self-seeded display featuring hundreds of white flowers covering the length of the Interim walkway. Aggressive and hardy, yet alluringly attractive, Daucus carota i... read more
  • Green Council: Learning to be the Next Generation of Urban Gardeners

    During this year's summer intensive, Green Council members worked at four different sites. Members worked on the High Line with their fellow gardeners, at P.S. 33 establishing a garden for children to learn and cultivate in, with Cultivate Hell's Kitchen New York tending to local gardens of Cl... read more
  • Friends of the High Line Receives Accessibility Award

    At the city's annual ADA Sapolin Awards ceremony, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presented the city's Title II Public Service Award to Friends of the High Line in recognition of the organization's "commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities, specifically its dedicat... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Firetail Mountain Fleece

    Many beautiful blooms on the High Line are fleeting— for example, spring ephemerals pop up for only a few weeks and are soon gone. But Firetail mountain fleece, this week's plant, is long-blooming, sometimes lasting until the year's first frost. Currently it's in peak form in the Washington Gr... read more
  • ​Henry Taylor: nurse, anthropologist, and painter

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. For his High Line Commission, Los Angeles-based painter Henry Taylor installs a mural titled the floaters, a new, large-scale ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bellflower Clematis

    The Vegetal Screen is a seated bench area located near the Tenth Avenue Square with trellises for perennial vines, such as Major Wheeler Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler') and Autumn Revolution™ American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn'). Among these climbers the b... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Weedy is in the Eye of the Beholder

    A weed is simply a plant that a particular gardener does not want in a particular place. The designation of "weed" depends on circumstances. A plant that might behave perfectly well in one set of conditions or among one set of companions can become a menace in a different situation. The High L... read more
  • Make It Rooted!: Q&A con Abya Yala Arte y Cultura

    El sábado 29 de julio, las familias están invitadas a Make It Rooted!, la mas reciente programacion en nuestra serie de festivales para familias. Crea, escucha, construye y aprende con su familia a través de historias, arte, naturaleza y diseño! Cada mes exploramos nuevos temas con actividades... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hoary Skullcap

    Tucked away in the northernmost section of the High Line, this native wildflower puts on a stunning display in the mid-to late summer months. Blooming effervescently with its pale lavender and deep purple flowers, Scutellaria incana, common name hoary skullcap, consistently attracts a wide v... read more