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    Plant of the Week: Viking Black Chokeberry

    This hungry sparrow doesn't mind the astringent taste of the Viking black chokeberry. 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 include... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Grace Smokebush

    The Grace smokebush, Cotinus ‘Grace,’ is a beacon of fall as the landscape shifts into winter mode. Photo by Juan Valentin 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 L... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Bright Days and Crisp Air

    The air is chilly but the bright sun calls people to the High Line. Photo by Eddie Crimmins The summer season is behind us, but don’t fear the cold! While brisk and windy at times, recent weather has been comfortable for leisurely walks along the High Line. These past few weeks, visitors have... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wintergreen

    You may know Gaultheria procumbens as "wintergreen," one of the plant's common names. 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 High Li... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Lilliputian Furniture

    Lego enthusiast and photographer Chris Christian snapped this image of a Lego model he created as part of his 2013 “A Lego a Day” project. The subject of this Photo of the Week caught our eye because of its playful and creative interpretation of one of the park’s iconic design features. P... read more
  • Halloween on the High Line

    10th Avenue Square was transformed into a pumpkin patch, presided over by Princess Neftaly Garcia, High Line Education Leader (right). Photos by Rowa Lee On Saturday, October 26, 2,500 kids and adults joined us for the third-annual Haunted High Line Halloween celebration. Families came in costu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Willowleaf Spice Bush

    The willowleaf spice bush, Lindera glauca var. salicifolia, shows off its autumn colors in the Northern Spur Preserve at West 16th Street. 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 s... read more
  • New Design Concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The new design concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards includes an immersive bowl-shaped structure on the Spur, a wide section of the High Line that extends over 10th Avenue at West 30th Street. Image by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, courtesy of the City of New Y... read more
  • Holiday Gift Guide

    The High Line Shop has curated apparel, accessories, and mementos that make perfect gifts for the holiday season. SHOP NOW Zuppe ($18.95) – by chef Mona Talbott of our annual Social Soup Experiment – is a great cookbook that honors the simple elegance of cooking Italian so... read more
  • Photo of the Week: The Spur at the Rail Yards

    This image from earlier this season shows the exposed steel framework of the High Line at the Rail Yards. Since then, this area, known as the Spur, has been filled in with a new concrete decking. New design renderings for this space will be unveiled during a program this upcoming Monday. Photo by... read more