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The High Line Blog

  • Manhattanhenge

    Don't Miss: Manhattanhenge

    Twice a year, a curious cosmic phenomenon brings photographers to the streets of New York City in droves. Manhattanhenge, as it is fondly called, is an event in which the setting sun aligns with Manhattan's east-west street grid, causing the setting sun to be viewable down the center line of majo... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Spiked gayfeather

    Summer is hitting its stride in our High Line gardens. I love this time of year in my zone, the Chelsea Grasslands, because of the bold colors, overflowing planting beds, and abundance of pollinators. One striking perennial in the grasslands is Liatris spicata, or spiked gayfeather. "Spicata" ... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Rob Roth

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky

    ​Gardening in the Sky: New York's Cosmopolitan Plants

    Ecologists have begun to pay close attention to the spontaneous vegetation that appears in disused spaces like the High Line's original railroad beds. Sometimes referred to as "cosmopolitan", these self-seeded plant communities are comprised of unique mixes of native and exotic species. Such p... read more
  • High Line Teens

    A Teen Night Wanderland

    "If you don't know where you are going, any road can take you there." ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Take a journey with the Teen Arts and Culture Council (TACC) at our Wanderland Teen Night this July 14 from 6:00—9:00 PM on the High Line at the West 16th Stree... read more
  • The Importance of Youth Employment at Friends of the High Line

    "While compensating interns is necessary, it is not sufficient," writes Ford Foundation President and Friends of the High Line Board Member Darren Walker in an op-ed that appeared in the July 5, 2016 edition of The New York Times. As Walker notes, many institutions—including nonprofits—don't pay ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Horsetail

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Blue Bottle Coffee: Olive Oil and Rosemary Shortbread Recipe

    High Line vendor Blue Bottle Coffee is known for their delicious single-origin drip coffee and famous house-made pastries. Visit them on the High Line at West 16th Street, or create your own olive oil and rosemary shortbread cookies at home using this special recipe that has been adjusted for a h... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Purple prairie clover

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • High Line After School Artist-Scientists Program

    The High Line After School Artist-Scientists program combines a series of visits to the High Line with hands-on exploration, art-making, and scientific experiments in the classroom. Encouraged to be both artists and scientists, students use their favorite subject and talents while exploring harde... read more