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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Photo of the Week: New Ed Ruscha Mural

    A new High Line Art project has been turning heads this month. This large-scale mural by iconic Los Angeles–based artist Ed Ruscha has taken over the wall of a neighboring building at West 22nd Street. While the message “Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today” may seem more suited ... read more