The High Line Blog

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    Plant of the Week: Neches River Mallow

    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 perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo(s) of the Week: Monarch Caterpillar Sighting

    Last week, one of our gardeners witnessed something surprising and important for NYC and for the natural world in general – a monarch caterpillar was perched on one of the plants by the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck. The sighting calls for celebration: this once-common insect is currently faci... read more
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    Elevated Eats: Melt Bakery

    On these hot days, we only have eyes for ice cream! Especially when it's between two cookies. This installment of Elevated Eats goes behind the scenes at Melt Bakery, NYC's first ice cream sandwich shop that has two locations on the High Line: one in the Chelsea Market Passage at West 16th Street... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Joe Pye Weed

    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 perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    High Line Honey Day 2015

    In celebration of honey and summer, Friends of the High Line and Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm invite you to our very own High Line Honey Day on Wednesday, July 29, to explore the world of honeybees and learn about the contributions they make to our planet's food production. With bee-themed educat... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Fun with Photography on the High Line

    One visitor seizing a photo opportunity at West 17th StreetPhoto by Gigi AlterejosIf there's one place in New York City that's always ready for its photo-op, visitors agree – it's the High Line. One walk through the park on a sunny July day reveals swarms of visitors with phones in hand, searchin... read more
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    There Will Be Pie!

    What happens when you combine puns and pies? You get a Pun-kin Pie, of course!All jokes aside, visitors got together over a slice of pie for an evening of stories and stand-up at the High Line's "There Will Be Pie!" event in June. The event featured some of New York's best storytellers and comedi... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Compass Plant

    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 perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo(s) of the Week: Francisca Benitez "​​​As you lean on me and I lean on you, we move forward"

    Without a sound, Chilean-born artist Francisca Benitez transforms a public space into a theater with her High Line Performance As you lean on me and I lean on you, we move forward on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week. Commissioned and produced by High Line Art, the performance features ... read more
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    Neighborhood bar launches program benefitting Friends of the High Line

    Danny's Meyer's new West Chelsea cocktail bar, Porchlight, recently launched its first "Summer Sundays 'til Sundown" program, which includes seasonal expansion of daytime service to Sundays, when New Yorkers and visitors alike flock to the High Line. Summer Sundays features signature dishes and s... read more