The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Whitespire Gray Birch

    On hot summer days, visitors are thankful for the shade provided by the park's trees, like the Whitespire gray birch. 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 runn... read more
  • Virginia Overton's Parked Pickup

    The artist (bottom center) installing her High Line Commission Untitled. Photo by Friends of the High Line.   With less than a month left to see Virginia Overton’s beloved pickup truck before it says its goodbyes, we thought this was a perfect time to spotlight Overton’s High Line Commis... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rainy Photo Walk

    A dedicated group of photographers braved a rainy night for a fun photo walk on the High line. Photo by Eddie Crimmins  Four High Line Volunteer Photographers joined us for an evening photo walk last Friday, July 12, to document Manhattanhenge, scheduled to occur that night. Mother Nature... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Julian Plyter of Melt Bakery

    Learning to bake cookies alongside his nurturing mother, Julian Plyter of Melt Bakery unknowingly discovered his life’swork . In this installment of Faces Behind the Food, Julian shares memories from his childhood, when he first learned to roll out cookie dough and used fruit picked ripe for... read more
  • Teens: Join Us at the High Line Boardwalk

    Our Teen Arts Council has been hard at work planning our first Teen Night. Photo by Beverly Israely  Friends of the High Line is excited to present its first ever Teen Night this Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 PM in the 14th Street Passage. This boardwalk-themed evening is the first of two fu... read more
  • Green Corps Program Celebrates Its First Graduation

    Wearing big smiles, this year's Green Corps graduates hold up their certificates.  The High Line Green Corps program saw its first graduation on Saturday, June 28, with proud mothers and siblings in attendance. “How can we be better neighbors?” was the thoughtful question leading to the c... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Liza Rosado and Javier Montero

    If you have been on the High Line in the past few weeks, you might have noticed a lot of changes: the park feels lush and green again, the Chelsea Market passage is buzzing with visitors, and we have some new faces among our dedicated staff. We want to take this moment to introduce two new st... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Night Falls on the High Line

    High Line benches offer a relaxing way to unwind after a hot summer day. Photo by Jake Marsiglia  Summer means long, hot (or rainy, as it seems recently) days and longer evening hours on the High Line. This throwback image by photographer Jake Marsiglia captures the essence of a summer ni... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Damaris Fontanes of SmokeLine

    Damaris Fontanes, donning a cute pink bandana and her SmokeLine tee, flashes us her famous smile. Photo by Armando Rafael Photography  Whether she’s hula-hooping at a concert or serving up delicious BBQ, Damaris Fontanes, manager of Delaney Barbecue’s SmokeLine, does it in good humor an... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wild Quinine

    Wild quinine grows on the High Line from West 16th through West 20th Streets.   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 p... read more