The High Line Blog

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    Digging Deeper with Gavin Kenyon

    Archeo, an outdoor group exhibition about technology and obsolescence, brings together the work of artists who employ outmoded technologies and outdated machinery as a reflection on humanity's continuous fascination and frustration with technology.The following Q&A with artist Gavin Kenyon (b... read more
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    Photo of the Week: The Sun a Spark

    If you'd like to steal a quiet moment on the High Line, now is the time to do it. Brave the bitter cold, and your reward is a nearly empty park in the sky.Winter is a season that offers us many brief periods – and even a few long stretches – of tranquility. High Line Photographer Eddie Crimmins h... read more
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    The Fluffy Birds of Winter

    A white throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) dares photographer Mike Tschappat to capture all that fluff. A winter bird sighting is always a source of joy. In addition to serving as a sign of warmer seasons ahead, it's gratifying to see our avian friends utilize the park's plants as a food s... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Blackhaw Viburnum

    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 Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for... read more
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    Photos of the Week: What Good Is Winter?

    Photo by Timothy Schenck Oh, winter. For three, four, sometimes five months you freeze us, pelt us with hail, and bury us under mountains of snow. Snow that, within hours of hitting the New York City pavement, becomes brown, foot-drenching slush. With the holidays behind us, what good is winter?T... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Winterberry

    Photo by Andrew FraszThe 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 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardi... read more
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    A Message from Joshua David

    Photo by Gigi AltarejosDear Valued Friends and Supporters,I want you to be among the first to hear about a transition in my role at Friends of the High Line. Walking on the High Line is a journey. You start in one place and end up in a very different one. Along the way, you encounter all ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Fragrant Wintersweet

    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 Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Echinacea Coneflower

    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 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen fo... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Common Crossings at 24th Street

    Photo by Phil Vachon The High Line takes on a different personality in the colder months of the year. In this beautiful photo by High Line Photographer Phil Vachon, the golden tones of Korean feather reed grass complement the rusty hues of Marianne Vitale’s High Line Commission, Co... read more