The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Solidago varieties

    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
  • Remembering Oliver Sacks and His Love of Horsetails on the High Line

    We find ourselves thinking about Oliver Sacks often since his passing on August 30. The British neurologist and author moved to New York in 1965, and spent more than half his life in our eclectic city; often writing about it from his refined, almost magical perspective.As we reflect on his gifts ... read more
  • Photo(s) of the Week: Summer Top 10

    I hate to break it to you, but summer is soon coming to a close. Here's a short list of the top ten things to do on the High Line before fall is here (in no particular order). Have lunch al fresco in the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Friends of the High Line Catch one of our w... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: High Line Pool?

    Entry by Nathalie Rinne In 2003, Friends of the High Line launched an open "ideas competition," soliciting ideas for transforming the then still abandoned and overgrown High Line into a public space. The competition received 720 entries from 36 countries, from people of all walks of life. ... read more
  • Green Corps Celebrates 2015 Accomplishments

    Led by High Line Educators, Green Corps is an education and job-training program that offers local teens hands-on experience in horticulture and green jobs. For six and a half months, teens: learn about plant science, horticultural practices, green professions, food justice, and other green commu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Big Bluestem

    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: La Newyorkina

    Seasoned High Line Food vendor La Newyorkina has been sharing their delicious Mexican popsicles, called paletas, with our visitors for years. We are huge fans of these refreshing confections and are very excited to follow founder and chef, Fany Gerson, around for this edition of Elevated Eats.We ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Four Seasons in the Forest

    The High Line's Chelsea Thicket in summer. Photo by Juan Valentin Walking through the Chelsea Thicket, on the High Line between West 21 st and West 22nd Streets, is one of the closest experiences you'll have to being in a forest in the middle of Manhattan. This short stretch features... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: Westbeth Building, Then & Now

    Photo by Juan Valentin If you've walked to the High Line's southernmost tip, you've likely noticed the abrupt – yet visually captivating – way the park ends. Long ago, during the years that freight trains still chugged along these elevated tracks, the High Line cut a straight path all the ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Cardinal Flower

    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