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Author: 
Erika Harvey
 

Visit the High Line in December and you may be surprised to see two zebras peering out from a billboard at West 18th Street. This month, High Line Art presents a new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD commission, Untitled (zebras), by artist Paola Pivi.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
One of Richard Artschwager's blps at 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Austin Kennedy. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
 

If you've visited the park recently, you may have noticed black lozenge-shaped marks on and around the High Line. The marks are called “blps” and they are part of one of our latest HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS, an installation by acclaimed artist Richard Artschwager.

The work is the first collaboration between High Line Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, which is building its downtown location next to the High Line’s southern terminus. You can find 9 blps installed in various locations through Sunday, February 3, 2013, in conjunction with the artist’s retrospective Richard Artschwager! at the museum.

Follow us after the jump to learn more and watch.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
The Standard, High Line's ice skating rink is now open. Image by Reza Courtesy The Standard, High Line
 

Our friends at The Standard, High Line have brought back what has quickly become a favorite winter tradition: the ice skating rink below the park!

Author: 
Erika Harvey


Project Runway All Stars is going green! Earlier this year, the cast of the hit show’s second season gathered at the High Line for a unique design challenge.

The episode airs tomorrow on Lifetime, and we can’t wait to see what the designers dream up.

Join us after the jump for more details, photos, and airing information.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
A design rendering of Hudson Yards. Image by MRI Courtesy Related Companies
 

In the coming weeks and months, you're going to see a major transformation underway at the High Line’s northern terminus.

Earlier today Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and executives from the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Groupbroke ground on Hudson Yards – a major real estate development that it set to become the centerpiece of Midtown’s expanded central business district to Manhattan’s West Side.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
This beautiful evergreen shrub blooms with fragrant yellow flowers in the winter months.
 

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 perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Taken last month, this photographs shows construction crews lifting pallets of Roman brick from the courtyard onto the building’s fourth floor. Photo by Melissa Mansur
 

When you visit the park’s southern terminus this month, you will see the future home of maintenance and operations at the High Line taking shape. When it opens next year, the four-story building, called the High Line Headquarters, will provide critical space for High Line staff and park equipment, as well as a public elevator, public restrooms, and a public programming room.

Join us after the jump for more photos and an update on construction.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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Toy Drive Tile



With your help, we can bring holiday cheer to more than 300 local kids this year!

Today we kick off the High Line Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with Hudson Guild, Fulton Youth of the Future, the New York City Housing Authority, Posman Books, and Chelsea Market Baskets. For the next two weeks, stop by Chelsea Market at designated times to drop off a toy or make a financial contribution. All toys and monetary donations will go toward holiday gifts for local families in need.

Learn more after the jump.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
The Grace smokebush’s purple-tinged summer foliage changes to a deep crimson in the fall. 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 Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

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