The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Grape Hyacinth

    It's been a long, cold, lonely winter on the High Line that at times seemed never ending. The cold weather continued through most of our spring cutback, including a winter storm that covered all of our plants in six inches of solid ice. But the ice slowly melted, and after we managed to dig th... read more
  • Culture Shock: Q&A with For Colored Nerds

    Join Friends of the High Line on April 22 for Culture Shock, the High Line's 2017 programming season kick-off. Culture Shock will bring the park to life with music, comedy, stories, and family activities from 1-6 PM. All events are free with RSVP and open to the public.Leading up to the event, we... read more
  • Culture Shock: Q&A with Queer Memoir

    Join Friends of the High Line on April 22 for Culture Shock, the High Line's 2017 programming season kick-off. Culture Shock will bring the park to life with music, comedy, stories, and family activities from 1-6 PM. All events are free with RSVP and open to the public. Leading up to the e... read more
  • Culture Shock: Q&A with Chargaux

    Join Friends of the High Line on April 22 for Culture Shock, the High Line's 2017 programming season kick-off. Culture Shock will bring the park to life with music, comedy, stories, and family activities from 1-6 PM. All events are free with RSVP and open to the public.Leading up to the event, we... read more
  • Culture Shock: Q&A with Brooklyn Raga Massive

    Join Friends of the High Line on April 22 for Culture Shock, the High Line's 2017 programming season kick-off. Culture Shock will bring the park to life with music, comedy, stories, and family activities from 1-6 PM. All events are free with RSVP and open to the public. Leading up to the event, w... read more
  • Partner Spotlight: REI

    Today, we are shining a light on REI, one of our longest-standing corporate partners, who has supported the High Line's Volunteer Program since 2011. If you haven't had the chance, we encourage you to read this op-ed on the New York Times about the passing of Mary Anderson, co-founder o... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Eastern skunk cabbage

    Tucked into a boggy, wetland bed of the towering graceful cattail ( Typha laxmanii) and winter scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale), a curious new addition has been added to the High Line's diverse plant collection. Eastern skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, is native to Eastern North Americ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Upright European hornbeam

    As early spring bloomers are popping up, it's easy to overlook the Carpinus betulus. Native to Europe and Asia, the Carpinus betulus is a medium sized hardwood tree than can often be seen around the city being used in a wide range of situations. A slow growing tree, the Carpinus features a com... read more
  • High Line Named #7 Most Extreme Hiking Trail in New York State

    Following the announcement on the Today Show that the High Line was voted one of the state's top 10 most extreme hiking trails, we've received numerous emails, tweets and phone calls from prospective visitors asking how to best prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Here are a few ... read more
  • How the NEA Helped Jump Start the High Line

    Today it's easy to look at the High Line and see an almost inevitable success. But back in 2002, it was a crazy idea, and not even I or Friends of the High Line's other co-founder, Joshua David, really thought it was going to happen. One of the many important steps from unlikely dream to vibrant ... read more