The High Line Blog

  • Renegade Style: A Conversation with Patty Heffley

    "When the party patio lanterns are lit, something special is about to happen." Patty Heffley, the co-founder of the legendary fire escape performance series Renegade Cabaret, walks into the room and quietly sets her belongings on the seat next to her. She has a calming aura about her. O... read more
  • Smart Tree

    A Sense of Placeness

    This spring, artist Nari Ward unveiled a new work on the High Line presented by High Line Art. Cecilia Alemani, Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, recently sat down with the artist in his Harlem studio to discuss his commission, the inspiration for his work, a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie smoke

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Interactive Performances

    Families on the Line: Interactive Performances

    How do you use the High Line as a family? Is it a place to relax and reconnect? An opportunity to look closely at plants and animals in the heart of the city? A source of creativity? Children create art projects during a family program. Photo credit: Liz Ligon. The High Line inspires ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Dwarf crested iris

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sassafras

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Spring Ephemerals

    Spring ephemerals emerge, bloom, produce seed, and disappear all within a matter of weeks. On the High Line, these plants add color and texture to our gardens early in the season, when many perennials are still dormant and have been cut back to only a few inches above the ground. Ephemerals al... read more
  • The Spirit of Culture Shock

    "Electric," "colorful," and "vibrant" were just three of the words visitors used to describe last Saturday's mix of creativity on the High Line as Friends of the High Line officially kicked off its 2016 programming season. Visitors looking on as the members of Other Voices performed "How... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Virginia bluebells

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Q&A with Culture Shock Performers

    Following this week's spring programming Q&A with Solana Chehtman, our Public Programs Manager, we decided to reach out to some of the performers for Culture Shock to get the inside scoop on Saturday's festivities. We caught up with Nuyorican poet Emanuel Xavier, Kim Weild of Oth... read more