The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Threadleaf Bluestar

    An American lady butterfly dines on Amsonia hubrichtii, the threadleaf bluestar, at West 18th Street. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  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. Toda... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Changing Seasons on the Northern Spur Preserve

    The Northern Spur Preserve from fall, winter, and early spring, to now. Photos by Steven Severinghaus While winter was a little longer than most of us would have liked, watching the transition of seasons this spring has been a real pleasure. We loved this series of photos of the Northern Spu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pheasant's Eye Daffodil

    The captivating pheasant’s eye daffodil, Narcissus poeticus, is the flower that the Greeks saw fit to both honor beauty and condemn vanity. Photo by Phil Vachon The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: May Flowers

    What a difference a week makes! Warmer temperatures coupled with ample rain have fueled an explosion of new growth and vibrant color this week. Every bud along tree branches has seemed to burst, and delicate new blooms have popped up along the planting beds. In Stacy Bass's gorgeous shot,... read more
  • Meet the Members: Doris and Carolyn Louth

    Carolyn Louth and her mother Doris Louth pose near a group of of birch trees they've watched grow from saplings. "The High Line is dear to my heart because of the special moments I share with my daughter there. Together, we can see its seasons bloom and fade," says Doris. Photo by Liz Ligon Mo... read more
  • Make Blue Bottle's Delicious Fennel-Parmesan Shortbread

    Blue Bottle Coffee's fennel-parmesan shortbread is a sweet-and-savory treat. Photo by Rowa Lee  Blue Bottle Coffee might be better known for its, well, awesome coffee, but the High Line Food vendor offers an array of house-made pastries along with its incredible single-origin drip brews ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bur Oak

    The male flowers of the bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) grow in long catkins that drape from the branches. Photo by Friends of the High Line  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 19... read more
  • Photo of the Week: After Sunset

    The High Line’s subtle lighting sets the planting beds aglow in this image, which looks south along the Falcone Flyover, at West 26th Street. Photo by Gigi Altarejos   Warmer temperatures, rampant blooms, stargazing on Tuesdays, and the return of food – do you need more reasons to v... read more
  • The Hardy and Beautiful Species Tulip

    You can find pretty Tulipa saxatilis ‘Lilac Wonder’ blooming at West 14th Street. Photo by Beverly Israely   Excuse me, what’s that flower? We hear this question every day at this time of year. You may not recognize it. It’s your old friend the tulip. These are species tulips, which l... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sassafras

    Sassafras albidum's clusters of chartreuse flowers add bright color along the High Line. Photo by Phil Vachon 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... read more