The High Line Blog

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    Rail Yards Opening Week Events

    A view of the Interim Walkway, at the park's northernmost point. Photo by Timothy Schenck After years of advocacy work, design, and construction, the park's northernmost section – the High Line at the Rail Yards – is finally opening on Sunday, September 21. In celebration, we're hosting a we... read more
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    High Line at the Rail Yards Opening September 21

    A view along the Interim Walkway, a section of the High Line at the Rail Yards that features the self-seeded landscape that grew up after the trains stopped running 25 years ago. Photo by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD Dear Friends, Thanks to you, we did it! Today, Friends of the High Line, a... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Eastern Star White Wood Aster

    Eurybia divaricate ‘Eastern Star’is cultivated for its profuse flowers, which bloom in autumn. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe 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
  • Plant of the Week: Eastern Star White Wood Aster

    Eurybia divaricate ‘Eastern Star’is cultivated for its profuse flowers, which bloom 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 in the 1980s. Today, the H... read more
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    A Message from the Executive Director

    Dear Friends,When I joined Friends of the High Line as Executive Director, I was overjoyed to take on new challenges and lead one of the most wondrous places in New York City.It has been a privilege to work with the smart, dedicated, and passionate staff of Friends of the High Line, as well as it... read more
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    The Innovative Flavors of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Visitors enjoy drinks from Brooklyn Soda Works. Photo by Rowa Lee   How many soda manufacturers begin production with a trip to the farmer’s market? Brooklyn Soda Works may be the first. The company’s creative process is almost as refreshing as their drinks – unlike traditional sodas ... read more
  • The Innovative Flavors of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Visitors enjoy drinks from Brooklyn Soda Works. Photo by Rowa Lee  How many soda manufacturers begin production with a trip to the farmer’s market? Brooklyn Soda Works may be the first. The company’s creative process is almost as refreshing as their drinks – unlike traditional sodas... read more
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    The Longest Minute: Time Line on the High Line

    Participants take their spot on the line. Photo by Liz LigonHow long is a minute?This was the question posed by artist David Lamelas during his performance Time Line on the High Line. The interactive piece took place in three different locations throughout the park on July 22, 23, and 24. Park v... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Autumn Moor Grass

    Autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis) forms upright clumps that lend an almost formal element to the High Line’s naturalistic aesthetic. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains st... read more
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    High Line Art: Ryan McNamara's Misty Malarky Ying Yang

    Photo by @gabrielaineszOn July 16 and 17, High Line Art presented Misty Malarky Ying Yang, a new performance by artist Ryan McNamara that celebrated the 35th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s famous 1979 “Malaise Speech.”The nationally televised speech focused on the ongoing energy crisis. ... read more