The High Line Blog

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    Photo of the Week: Bird’s the Word

    An American robin caught on camera mid-feast, on the High Line at West 23rd Street. Photo by Mike Tschappat This past week, visitors were treated to a surprising sight: a large flock of robins had descended upon the Eastern red cedar trees on the High Line, bouncing back and forth between the ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Swamp Rose Mallow

    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 than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adap... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Street Views

    High Line Photographer Gene Daly captured this image of a side street off of our park.  Photographer Gene Daly has a talent for photographing quiet city moments. His black-and-white images catch the subtle layers and rich textures of street scenes. In this photograph, he turns the usuall... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: The Winter Garden

    Photo by Cristina Macaya   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. Visit the web shop to pick up your own copy – they’re on sale now for 50% off! In this month’s serene im... read more
  • A High Line Love Story

    Lia and Michael De Feo radiate joy on their wedding day. Photo by Gulnara Samoilova The High Line plays host to all kinds of romantic moments – engagements, first dates, weddings, even more engagements – and it's easy to become desensitized to the tales of love blossoming in our par... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Virgin's Bower

    Virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana) adds beauty and character to a winter garden – but don't mistake it for the invasive Clematis terniflora! 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 aft... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Snow Removal

    High Line staff worked tirelessly early this week to remove snow from the park entrance at West 14th Street. Photo by Timothy Schenck This winter has had its share of snow, and it looks like we may be seeing more before spring's arrival. After a storm, staff and volunteers arrive early to clea... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Butterfly Milkweed

    Even without its bright orange flowers, the butterfly milkweed is a beautiful plant. 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 than 300 species of ... read more
  • Meet Jenny Gersten, Our New Executive Director

    Our new Executive Director, Jenny Gersten, grew up minutes from the High Line – her childhood apartment building is visible in the background of this picture. Photo by Liz Ligon Although it's been only a few weeks since Jenny Gersten joined Friends of the High Line as our new Executive ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Six More Weeks of Winter?

    Dried grasses, bare branches, and a light blanket of snow epitomize winter beauty in the High Line’s gardens. Photo by Gigi Altarejos It may only be the end of January, but many New Yorkers are already looking for signs that the icy grip of winter is loosening. While some in the nation will be ... read more