The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Gray Birch

    The elegant gray birch can be found growing throughout the High Line. 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 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: The Park in Monochrome

    Photographer Vadim Krisyan captures the High Line beautifully in black and white. A limited palate highlights Ulla von Brandenburg’s Shadowplay on view daily beginning at 4:00 PM on High Line Channel 14 located in the 14th Street Passage on the High Line. In this age of highly saturated, fu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Staghorn Sumac

    The staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina, is particularly striking during the colder months. 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 1980s. Today, the High Line ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Winter Seed Heads

    The seed heads of plants past their prime are beautiful in their winter state. The High Line’s perennials are intentionally left by our gardeners to overwinter naturally, and won’t be cut back until spring. Photos by Juan Valentin The landscape design of the High Line is inspired by the self... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Serendipity in a Snowstorm

    In celebration of the High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. This month’s image comes from longtime High Line Photographer Marcin Wichary. Marcin may call San Francisco home, but the course of his development as a p... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Christmas Fern

    The Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, adds a welcome touch of green to our winter landscape. 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 1980s. Toda... read more
  • Plant of the Week: American Holly

    The American holly's red berries contrast beautifully with its dark green leaves. 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 1980s. Today, the High Line i... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Snow!

    The High Line’s operations staff work hard to keep the park’s paths clear of snow so visitors can enjoy the magical scenery that comes with winter snowfall. Photos by Oliver Rich It’s a busy time of year for our operations staff – custodians, rangers, maintenance crew, and gardeners... read more
  • 2013: The Year in Photos

    Thank you for making 2013 an incredible year for the High Line. We've gathered together some of our favorite images and stories from this extraordinary year. We hope you enjoy them. From all of us at Friends of the High Line, we wish you the very best in 2014. Volunteers and staff worked ... read more
  • A Message from Robert Hammond

    Dear Friends, This is a bittersweet moment for me. I'm excited to be moving on, and also sad to say goodbye. My nearly 15 years of working on the High Line has been an amazing experience in which I learned to trust my instincts. And it's these very instincts that are telling me that now ... read more