The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Evening Silhouette

    High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat captured an interesting view of the High Line with visitors and Chelsea Piers in the background, silhouetted against a warm end-of-the-day sky. High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat has visited the park regularly this past year, consistently finding new a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sweetbay Magnolia

    After a January snowstorm, the leaves of Green Shadow sweetbay magnolia remain vibrant. 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 L... read more
  • Photo of the Week: New Plants on the High Line

    Our newest High Line Billboard, Shelf Still Life by Jonas Wood, photographed by Timothy Schenck High Line Photographer Timothy Schenck perfectly captured our latest High Line Billboard, Shelf Still Life by Jonas Wood in an aerial image, allowing us to see how this monumental work of art appe... read more
  • 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