The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Photo of the Week: The Work Continues

    A view from the end of the High Line at West 30th Street offers a front row seat to the construction and expansion happening on the final section of the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line   When construction is complete, The High Line at the Rail Yards will stretch one half mil... read more
  • Neighborhood News: The Standard Plaza Makes Our World a Better Place with Pizza

    Dig in: Pizza with sausage, peppers, mozzarella, and tomato at The Standard Plaza. Photo by Joan Garvin  Although we’re (overly?) fond of the luscious tacos and ice-cream sandwiches our food vendors offer on the High Line, we do occasionally supplement our diets with delectable food prep... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hula Dancer Pale Purple Coneflower

    The Hula Dancer pale purple coneflower blooms on the High Line at 15th Street and between 27th and 28th 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 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Cool Down on the High Line!

    A composite of two photographs shows a happy L’Arte del Gelato customer on the left and a Melt ice cream sandwich on the right. Both are perfect antidotes to this summer heat! Come get yours on the High Line today. Photo by Friends of the High Line   Hot enough for ya? The sun is strong, ... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Darren Fiorello of People's Pops

    From meeting one of President Obama’s daughters to shaving a two foot-long block of ice that draws huge crowds of curious customers, Darren Fiorello of People’s Pops has had many adventures serving sweets on the High Line. Meet Darren in our latest installment of Faces Behind the Food. For ho... read more
  • Raymond Pettibon Brings America’s Favorite Pastime to the High Line

    Raymond Pettibon, No Title (Safe he called...), 2013. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York / London.   You only have a few more days to see artist Raymond Pettibon’s High Line Billboard No Title (Safe he called…), on view next to the High Line at West... read more
  • Celebrating Pride Week on the High Line

    From tasteful nudes to tasty (risotto) balls, there are many different ways to celebrate Pride Week on the High Line. Due to large crowds anticipated in Chelsea for NYC Pride festivities, the New York City Police Department and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation ask us to cl... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Summersweet

    Wintersweet gives off a beautiful scent, particularly in the early morning.   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 per... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Hello, Summer

    To mark the first day of summer, we’re sharing one of our favorite early summer blooms, Astilbe Chinensis 'Visions in Pink,' one of the many plant species thriving on the High Line this season. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  Texture and color are common themes in High Line Photographer Stev... read more