The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Faces Behind the Food: Francesco Realmuto of L’arte del Gelato

    Francesco Realmuto, owner of L’arte del Gelato, talks about his knack for cooking the particularly tricky eggplant, beloved in Sicily, and his favorite employee memory of a couple who left their home country to create a new life here in New York City. Meet Francesco in our latest installment o... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Mexican Feather Grass

    Mexican feather grass is flourishing on the High Line after days of spring rain.  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 o... read more