The High Line Blog

  • Story Behind the Shot: West Side Improvement Project

    In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. In 1934, the initial stage of the West Side Improvement Project was completed: a shining new elevated viaduct was unveiled, connecting New Yo... read more
  • Thank You to Our Incredible Volunteers

    We'd like to thank our High Line Volunteers for everything they did to support Friends of the High Line in 2013! Their help in the maintenance and programming of the park was crucial to keeping the High Line an extraordinary space for New Yorkers and City visitors. More than 200 volunteers aide... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie Dock

    Prairie dock, Silphium terebinthinaceum, can reach 10 feet in height. 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: 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