The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Azure Blue Sage

    The flowers of the azure blue sage, Salvia azurea, will bloom until early frost. 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 inc... read more
  • Gilbert & George's 'Waking' Returns Your Gaze

    Those eyes! Gilbert & George's Waking keeps a close watch on the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus Waking (1984), the prismatic High Line Billboard by artists Gilbert & George, draws the eye like a magnet. However, unlike most billboards vying for your gaze on any given day in New York C... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Reflections on the High Line

    Photographer Andrew Frasz 's image of El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II captures the majesty of this work on a brilliant morning. The piece is installed between West 21 and 22 Streets on the High Line and is on view until September 30. Brooklyn-based High Line Photographer Andrew Frasz perfectly... read more
  • (Unofficial) Plant of the Week: Christmas Palm

    At the southern end of the 14th Street Passage an out-of-place tree sways in the September breeze, attracting the attention of park visitors as they pass. With its tall, nearly 18-foot stature, full head of verdant fronds, and slender bare trunk, this tree looks as if it’d be more at home alon... read more
  • My High Line: Neftaly Garcia

    The My High Line video series highlights the many uses of the High Line and the people who call it their own. In this installment, meet Neftaly Garcia, a promising young educator who has worked in many capacities on the High Line’s public programs. Join us after the jump to discover her H... read more
  • Photo of The Week: Texture, Color, and Light

    New York photographer, Tim Schreier composes his frames with geometry, color, and texture in mind. Photographer Tim Schreier's striking photos caught our eye in the High Line Flickr Pool. His images transform everyday surfaces into painterly compositions that harness light and pattern. Often ... read more
  • Beyond the High Line: A Sneak Peek of Freshkills Park

    A group of High Line staff members enjoy the breeze and panoramic view from the top of a hill in Freshkills Park on Staten Island. Come learn more about the park at our free talk on September 23, Beyond the High Line: Transforming Fresh Kills, Staten Island . And visit Freshkills itself on Sept... read more
  • High Line Shop: Fall Looks

    Photo by Bryan Hou Fall is one our favorite seasons on the High Line – golden brown leaves, frosty morning walks, and school children enjoying nature after classes have let out. The High Line Shop has new apparel inspired by this peak of natural splendor. Follow us after the jump for a f... read more
  • Play with Your Food: People's Pops

    David Carrell, co-founder of People's Pops, teaches children how to freeze their own pops using a rare pop-making instrument from Thailand. Photo by Rowa Lee Good friends Nathalie Jordi, Joel Horowitz, and David Carrell founded People’s Pops with the idea that every good popsicle is made with l... read more
  • A Look Inside Blue Bottle Coffee's Roastery

    A Blue Bottle Coffee employee holds up roasted beans. Photo by Friends of the High Line   Holding ourselves to a higher standard is essential here at the High Line, and this commitment is reflected in the food and drink we serve on the park. This week, we headed into Brooklyn to Blue Bottl... read more