The High Line Blog

  • Back to the Future of the High Line

    We officially live in the future! Well, at least the future depicted in Back to the Future Part II. In the second installment of the popular 80s and early 90s trilogy, protagonist Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future, to today to be exact, October 21, 2015, at 4:29 PM.While gravity-defy... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Chaste tree

    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, adaptabili... read more
  • Joshua David, Friends of the High Line Podcast

    Podcast: Discover Sites & Sounds of NYC’s Park in the Sky with Co-Founder Joshua David

    Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Joshua David. Photo by Liz Ligon. We invite you to listen to a unique podcast featuring Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Joshua David as he revisits favorite neighborhood sites and reflects on his memories about the High Line. After Josh steppe... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Asters

    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
  • Flashback Friday: Pier 54’s LaToya Ruby Frazier

    In 2014, High Line Art presented Pier 54, an empirical exhibition with ties to the renowned Pier 18 by artist and curator, Willoughby Sharp. The 1971 Pier 18 project called on 27 male artists to create sculptures, installations, and actions within the abandoned Pier 18, photographed by artists Ha... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: After Sunset: Poetry Walk

    In celebration of National Poetry Day, we flashback to our After Sunset: Poetry Walk, a 10-block stroll punctuated with poetic performances. Held in April 2015 and created in association with the Academy of American Poets, the event presented poetry in a variety of formats, including Ame... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Blackberry lily

    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
  • Photo(s) of the Week: Gazing at the Supermoon

    Stargazers gather around to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. All photos by Steven Severinghaus unless otherwise stated.On Sunday, September 27, the High Line played compere to stargazers eagerly awaiting the sight of the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse. Beginning at 9 p.m., more than 400 sky watchers gath... read more
  • Celebrating High Line Kids Programming

    Every July and August, Kids programs take over the High Line, offering families a chance to build, create and experiment in the park, thanks to the generous support of our funders. This summer, more than 2,500 children and adults attended Wild Wednesday, Arty Hours,and Lawn Time for Little One... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Gibraltar bushclover

    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, adaptab... read more