The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Kevin Beasley Performance

    Photos by Liz LigonThis Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday High Line Art presented daily sound performances by artist Kevin Beasley, entitled Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site. In preparation for his performances Kevin spent months gathering sounds from along the High Line: the chirps of ... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Gardening Toward Fall

    Piet Oudolf designed the High Line's gardens with four seasons of beauty in mind. One of his central design tenants is to include the entire lifecycle of a plant in a garden's design. The fading flowers, seed heads and dried, brown stalks of fall and winter are just as visually important in his s... read more
  • Flashback Friday: 10th Avenue Square

    A recent photo of the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Liz Ligon The 10th Avenue Square is one of the High Line's most beloved design features and is a favorite spot for lunch goers, sun bathers, people watchers, BFFs catching up, and even the occasional musical performance or wedding. Th... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Korean Feather Reed Grass

    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
  • Elevated Eats: Blue Bottle Coffee

    For many of us, coffee is a daily staple. It helps us wake up in the morning, gives us a boost in the afternoon and is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll on the High Line - no matter what time of day. In this installment of Elevated Eats, we go behind the scenes with Blue Bottle Coffe... read more
  • Photo(s) of the Week: A New Way to Get to the High Line

    We have some exciting High Line neighborhood news to share. The extension of the No. 7 train brings that subway line from Times Square to 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. This establishes the first subway access to the Far West Side, a neighborhood once considered off the beaten path... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: 1930s Aerial View

    Photographer unknown In 1934, the initial stage of the West Side Improvement Project was completed: a shining new elevated viaduct was unveiled, connecting New York Central Railroad's freight line with Manhattan's West Side. This great engineering achievement eliminated 105 street-level railro... read more
  • ​Q&A with High Line Gardener Erin Eck

    While the High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life. Our hardworking horticulture team is responsible for maintaining the park's hundreds of species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. In our latest staf... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Coral Honeysuckle

    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 of the Week: Rainy Days

    Don't let the rain scare you away this weekend! We love High Line Photographer Eddie Crimmins's rainy day shot from the 10th Avenue Square. It's a great reminder of how beautiful and peaceful the park can be, even when the weather is less than cooperative. There are of course bonuses to coming on... read more