The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Sinonome Toad Lily

    With its beautifully mottled flowers, the sinonome toad lily easily catches the eyes of passersby. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 Hi... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Young Green Thumbs

    In this week’s Photo of the Week, two High Line Horticulture Interns Sarah Ruiz (left) and Raquel Rosado (right) pose proudly with High Line Horticulture Educator Gahl Shottan (center) next to an edible garden they helped plant and tend at Public School 33. We’ve chosen to feature this photo t... read more
  • Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show Dazzles the High Line

    Two of our teen participants, Junemarie Gonzalez and Dajours Schoonmaker, showcase looks from designer Synderela. Photo by Liz Ligon This August, Friends of the High Line hosted its first official public runway event – a back-to-school fashion show that was the culmination of months of work b... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Twilight at the Rail Yards

    In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. Photographer Barry Munger captured this dreamy shot of the High Line at the Rail Yards in the summer of 2007, nearly two years before the fi... read more
  • A Kaleidoscope of Color by Gilbert & George

    Gilbert & George, Waking. Photo by Timothy Schenck   The High Line Art Billboard is back in action, sporting Gilbert & George’s Waking (1984) next to the High Line at West 18th Street. With luminous colors and thick black outlined figures, the semi-mirrored composition of faces and bodies ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Copper Iris

    The vibrant copper iris continues to bloom late into the season. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 spec... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Hiding Honeybee

    Can you spot the honeybee at work in this photo? Photographer Steven Severinghaus has a knack for capturing beautiful images of plants and insects on the High Line. The High Line’s late summer and early fall landscape is full of delicate and beautiful textures. In Steven Severinghaus' mes... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pink-flowered Indigo

    The delicate blooms of pink-flowered indigo spring up from the planting beds at West 16th Street. Take a moment's pause during your next visit so you don't miss them! The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains st... read more
  • Share A Meal: Seasonal Farro Salad Recipe from Terroir at The Porch

    Photo by Rowa Lee Fall is on its way, and with the change of leaves comes a new recipe inspired by autumn’s bounty. This month, we’re presenting Terroir at The Porch’s Seasonal Farro Salad with sugar snap peas, carrots, onions, and farro. Dress this delicious salad with olive oil, red wine vine... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A City Moment

    On the southeast corner of West 17th Street and Tenth Avenue, visitors can enjoy an elevated view from the High Line's 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Eddie Crimmins With a population topping eight million people, there are eight million daily journeys winding their way through the city at the sa... read more