The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Throwback Thursday: High Line Art's First Group Exhibition

    Did you know that Friends of the High Line has been presenting public art since the opening of the park in 2009? Over the past six years, High Line Art has commissioned over 120 projects by 150 national and international artists. This program has broadened the audience for contemporary ar... read more
  • 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