The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Purple Passionflower

    This vine flower’s many intricate parts have been said to represent various aspects of the Christian crucifixion story, giving the plant its name: “passion.” The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped run... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Exploring the Gardens of Wave Hill

    Standing amidst a beautiful garden of flowers is Wave Hill’s Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, which is home to a variety of tropical and desert plants. Photo by Gigi Altarejos This week we celebrate another green New York City gem – Wave Hill. Earlier this summer, our friends at Wave Hil... read more
  • We Had a Blast at Our First Teen Night

    Teen Arts Council member Amanda Feliciano (far left) dances with a visitor at the High Line Boardwalk, our first Teen Night. Photo by Rowa Lee.   On Thursday, July 18, Friends of the High Line and the High Line Teen Arts Council, welcomed more than 275 teens to the first High Line Te... read more
  • Construction Update: Prepping the Concrete Deck

    Construction crews braved intense heat to make repairs to the historic High Line pipe railing. After welding is completed, the new railing segment will be painted. Photo by Timothy Schenck   Despite soaring temperatures, construction crews have been making great strides preparing the ... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Kirsten Davenport of Terroir at the Porch

    Kirsten Davenport kitchen manager of Terroir at the Porch smiles inside of the famous shipping container converted into a restaurant. Photo by Armando Rafael Photography  From baking five graduation cakes for high school friends to learning the art of a soft-boiled egg, Kirsten Davenpo... read more
  • The Wild, Wild West Side: The Dangerous Past of 10th and 11th Avenues

    Not just an urban legend, West Side Cowboys rode in front of trains to warn pedestrians and traffic of the oncoming rail. Photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing Company.  It’s hard to imagine that beneath the calm refuge that is now the High Line there once laid a street so chaotic that it... read more
  • Google Hosting the Geek Street Fair

    Our friends at Google are hosting the Geek Street Fair at Hudson River Park on Wednesday, July 31. Stop by the 14th Street Park from noon to 6:00 PM for some good, geeky fun: The Geek Street Fair hosted by Google is a public event to highlight the City’s technology community and inspire New Yor... read more
  • J.Crew Designs High Line Collection to Benefit the Park

    The latest apparel and accessories from J.Crew look beautiful—and are helping to keep the High Line gorgeous too. We are pleased to present a new collection of apparel and accessories designed by J.Crew to benefit the High Line. The collection—which debuts today at the High Line Shop and laun... read more
  • Meet Chase Emmons, the Beekeeper Who Makes High Line Honey Day Sweeter

    Chase Emmons, managing partner & apiary director of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, stands next to a colorful beehive. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm.  In anticipation of next week’s High Line Honey Day, we sat down with one of our favorite beekeepers to talk about honey (wha... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Citi-Biking to the High Line

    Late-day light floods the passageway underneath the High Line at 16th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. There are six Citi Bike stations along the High Line between Gansevoort and 28th Streets. Photo by Juan Valentin  Earlier this week you may have seen the New York Times piece “High... read more