The High Line Blog

  • How the High Line Gardeners Keep It Wild

    The wild legacy of the High Line's landscape is on full display in the summer, when the planting beds are a frenzy of green . Photo by Beverly Israely The High Line was made by nature when the trains stopped running, and designer Piet Oudolf and the landscape architects of James Corner Field Op... read more
  • Looking Back at 15 Years of the High Line

    High Line B&W 15, November 2001, by Jonathan Flaum This year the High Line celebrates three important milestones: the 15th anniversary of the founding of Friends of the High Line, the fifth anniversary of the opening of the first section of the park, and the opening of the third and north... read more
  • Celebrating Five Years of the High Line

    Elected officials, supporters, and students from P.S. 11 joined in a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of Section 1 of the High Line in 2009. Photo by Patrick McMullan   June 9, 2009 – five years ago – was a magical day for anyone involved with the High Line. From the tim... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie Sundrop

    Prairie sundrop (Oenothera pilosella) are a cheerful presence on 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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Cool Your Heels

    Visitors enjoying the water feature on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck. Photo by Juan Valentin   Take a break from pounding the pavement by visiting the water feature on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck. Rising temperatures make this spot a great place to seek cool c... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Purple-flowered Onion

    Allium atropurureum is the gothic beauty rising above the bright and cheerful blooms in the Chelsea Grasslands of 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 ... read more
  • Let’s Dance! Groovin High on the High Line

    Photo by Timothy Schenck   There are only a few days left to see artist’s Faith Ringgold’s fun and colorful High Line Billboard, Groovin High, next to the High Line at West 18th Street. Faith Ringgold is a painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist working in ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Thank You, Gardeners!

    Photo by Liz Ligon   During this time of year, as plants almost rush to spring forth from the soil, the High Line's gardeners are working hard to keep the planting beds in tip-top shape. Throughout the season, our gardeners are weeding, introducing new plants, pruning, adding beneficial i... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Dwarf Azalea

    Prized for its quiet beauty and rich fragrance, dwarf azalea (Rhododendron atlanticum) blooms from mid-May through June. Photo by Eddie Crimmins   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 ... read more
  • Cecilia Alemani on Ed Ruscha’s High Line Commission

    Ed Ruscha’s High Line Commission Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today is the artist’s first public art commission in New York City. All photos by Timothy Schenck.  Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art talks about legendary artist Ed Rusc... read more