The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Vote Now! Who Deserves to #GetBusted on the High Line?

    Nominees clockwise from left: Dorothy Parker, Peter Obletz, Magda Sawon, Daniel Reddan, and Florent Morellet. Photo of Peter Obletz by Peter Richards, photo of Dorothy Parker by unknown photographer.   As part of Busted, High Line Art’s latest group exhibition, we will be commissioning an... read more
  • Terroir at The Porch Introduces ‘White Wine of the Week’

    There's nothing like a bottle of crisp white wine on a summer evening at The Porch. Photo by Nicole Franzen Paul Grieco of Terroir absolutely loves wine. He reminds us of a learned Bacchus—the Roman god of wine as scholar. In celebration of summer, Grieco is introducing a white wine of the week ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Sunny Bench

    One of the High Line’s many “peel-up” benches basks in the summer sun against a backdrop of Full Moon Tickseed, Walker's Low Persian catmint, and Siberian catmint. Photo by Eddie Crimmins  Given the rainy streak New Yorkers have endured in the past few weeks, it’s hard to believe that th... read more
  • DVF Makes the High Line Look Pretty in Pink

    Although we’re partial to green (and brown), we think the High Line looks fabulous in pink. Diane von Furstenberg created a rose-colored map of the High Line, which includes tips and the designer’s top spots, in celebration of her new Accessories Shop at 440 West 14th Street. You can pick up ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Foxtail Lily

    In June, the High Line’s various grasses thicken turning the park’s planting beds into a verdant backdrop for the showy blooms of foxtail lilies. 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 tra... read more
  • A Special Gift to the Campaign for the High Line

    A nighttime view from West 23rd Street, looking north toward Hudson Yards, where Coach will be an anchor tenant in a new tower under construction at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan  We are pleased to share exciting news: Coach has made a $5 million gift to the Campaign... read more