The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Photo of the Week: Evening Lights

    On a beautiful – but no doubt chilly – winter night last year photographer Christine Wehrmeier captured the elegance of different light sources against the deep blue of the night sky. The sun is setting early these days, making most of us want to curl up and hibernate, but rest assured tha... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Winter Landscape

    A beautiful winter landscape. Photo by Barry Munger 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 photographer Barry Munger. Barry has been lending his talents to Friends o... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Heading to Market

    In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Gansevoort Farmers’ Market was one of the area’s primary sources for fresh produce. This image circa 1907 shows a birds-eye view of the hundreds of vendors gathered at the marketplace between Gansevoort and Washington Streets, decades before the High Line wa... read more
  • Fifteen Years of High Line Memories

    Co-Founder Robert Hammond will be stepping down at the end of 2013 after nearly fifteen years of leadership at Friends of the High Line. He leaves behind a legacy that extends far beyond the mile-and-a-half of the High Line. Robert’s creative vision, entrepreneurial spirit, and irreverent appro... read more
  • This December on the High Line

    The High Line is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM all winter long. Photo by Joan Garvin The High Line stays open year-round, and there’s always a good reason to come visit us. Here’s a guide to the High Line's public events this December. Robert Hammond Farewell Talk After more than 14 ye... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Viking Black Chokeberry

    This hungry sparrow doesn't mind the astringent taste of the Viking black chokeberry. 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. Today, the High Line inc... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Grace Smokebush

    The Grace smokebush, Cotinus ‘Grace,’ is a beacon of fall as the landscape shifts into winter mode. Photo by Juan Valentin 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: Bright Days and Crisp Air

    The air is chilly but the bright sun calls people to the High Line. Photo by Eddie Crimmins The summer season is behind us, but don’t fear the cold! While brisk and windy at times, recent weather has been comfortable for leisurely walks along the High Line. These past few weeks, visitors have... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wintergreen

    You may know Gaultheria procumbens as "wintergreen," one of the plant's common names. 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 Li... read more