The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: New High Line Billboard

    Two visitors enjoy a morning stroll despite the rain. Photo by Timothy Schenck Photographer Timothy Schenck captured this vibrant autumn photo this morning as a light rain fell on the Chelsea neighborhood. Peering out from between the trees in the 10th Avenue Square, on the High Line at We... read more
  • The Buildings that Host the High Line

    Looking north into the Chelsea Market Passage, the former site of the Nabisco building, at dawn. Photo by Andrew Frasz First-time High Line visitors may wonder: Does this park run into that building? Does this park go through that building? The High Line does, in fact, run through a handful ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Flameleaf Sumac

    As its name suggests, the flameleaf sumac (Rhus copallinum) turns a brilliant red in autumn. 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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Autumn Leaves

    Autumn has begun to turn the leaves of the Brownies hairy alumroot, Heuchera villosa 'Brownies.' Photo by Mike Tschappat High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat took this wonderfully moody image of a deep red-brown Brownies hairy alumroot during a recent early morning photo walk. Fall has arri... read more
  • VIDEO: High Line Co-Founders Vincent Scully Prize Acceptance Speech

    High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond accept the Vincent Scully Prize at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. Photo by Emily Clack Photography On September 30, Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond were awarded the prestigious Vincent Scul... read more
  • The Dirt on Nematodes: A Gardener’s Unlikely Ally

    High Line Gardeners working to apply beneficial nematodes on the Northern Spur Preserve earlier this season. Photo by Timothy Schenck To the untrained – a category most of us citygoers fall into – gardens look pretty inert. However, beyond the beautiful blooms and verdant leaves ... read more
  • High Line Art Presents #SolarPanel: A Reflection of Our Global Environment

    Basim Magdy, Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship, 2012. (Video Still) Super 8 film transferred to HD video. 9 min. 31 sec. Courtesy Newman Popiashvili Gallery.   Help fuel the artistic energy on the High Line this month with our weekly #SolarPanel! Organized in conjunction with Hi... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pink Muhly Grass

    In autumn, the flowers of the pink muhly grass have a feathered, cloud-like appearance. 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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Fall Plantings

    High Line Gardener Orrin Sheehan and Volunteer Lebasi Lashley work along the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover. Photos by Friends of the High Line Approximately 360 species of perennial plants flourish on the High Line and are cared for by a team of dedicated High Line Gardeners and vol... read more
  • The Making of a Pumpkin Pie Pop with People's Pops

    Left: Joel Horowitz and David Carrell, co-owners of People’s Pops, stand at the entrance of their kitchen in Brooklyn. Right: Specialty pumpkin-pie pops with whipped cream are available on the High Line through October 27. Photo by Friends of the High Line At last, after a whole season in the f... read more