The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • The West Side Cowboys of Death Avenue

    The wardens of Death Avenue, working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the people on the street, were none other than the West Side Cowboys. (Although some clearly didn't heed the warnings.) Photographer unknown Before the High Line became the park in the sky, before it was abandoned, before... read more
  • Introducing Our New Executive Director

    We have exciting news to share with you. After completing an extensive search, it is our great pleasure to introduce Jenny Gersten, who will be joining Friends of the High Line as its Executive Director in January. Jenny will replace Robert Hammond, who earlier this year announced his plans to... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Swamp Sunflower

    The yellow flowers of the swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) are a beautiful sight on the High Line 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 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Stargazing on the High Line

    This month, Tuesday evenings are best spent gazing at the stars on the High Line. Photo by Oliver Rich Come observe the celestial bodies above the High Line. On Tuesday evenings through the end of the month, the Amateur Astronomers Association will set up their high-powered telescopes to prov... read more
  • VIDEO: Transforming Fresh Kills, Staten Island

    Freshkills Park Administrator Eloise Hirsh spoke eloquently about the former-landfill turned oasis. "Like the High Line, it is a park of the 21st century," she said of Freshkills. Photo by Liz Ligon How do we transform a once-notorious landfill into a beautiful New York City park? On Mon... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bluebird Smooth Aster

    Bluebird smooth aster is a magnet for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. 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 includ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: 10th Avenue Square

    The best seat in the house is looking out on 10th Avenue, on the High Line at West 17th Street. Photo by Eric La Surprise, it still feels like summer! Visitors have been flocking to the Sunken Overlook in the 10th Avenue Square to relax and soak in the sun while the weather remains nice. Thi... read more