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Author: 
Erika Harvey
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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.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Photo by Jim Shaughnessy
 

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re reminded of a fun fact from the High Line’s industrial past. As legend has it, in 1980, after years of declining use, the final train chugged down the elevated railway, carrying three carloads of frozen turkeys.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Virginia OvertonInstallation view of Virginia Overton's Untitled in the stacked parking lot next to the High Line at West 20th Street. Photo by Austin Kennedy.
 

Hidden among the shiny cars in the tiered parking lot next to the High Line at West 20th Street rests a modest looking pickup truck. At first glance, this 1994 2WD Toyota appears to be just another vehicle waiting for its owner to take it for a ride, but look closely. As the brick-filled bed begins to materialize, the piece start to fall into place.

Follow us after the break to learn more.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Chelsea GrasslandsThe High Line’s gray birch trees offer a last burst of fall color on the park’s landscape.
 

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: 
Ashley Tickle
Chelsea GrasslandsHigh Line Art Production Manager Jordan Benke working on sections of pressed tin. Photo by Austin Kennedy.
 

We are in the final stages of installing El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II, a monumental sculpture hanging from an exterior wall next to the High Line between West 21st and West 22nd Street.

Follow us after the break to learn more.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Chelsea GrasslandsNow is the time to enjoy the brilliant seasonal foliage of swamp azalea on the Falcone Flyover, on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets. Photo by Josiah Lau
 

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
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Visit the High Line Web Shop to find exclusive holiday gifts and fun stocking stuffers for all ages.

As we enter the holiday season, consider giving special people in your life a gift from the High Line. Our apparel, products, and books are perfect for architecture geeks, design enthusiasts, green thumbs, urban planners, and children alike. What’s more, every purchase from our High Line Web Shop directly supports the High Line’s ongoing maintenance, helping us keep the park beautiful, clean, and welcoming all year long.

Follow us after the jump to see our favorite gift ideas for the 2012 holiday season.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Photos by (left and upper right) Rowa Lee and (lower right) Juan Valentin
 

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the High Line. We’ve been so busy with recovery from Hurricane Sandy that we haven’t yet had a chance to share photos and stories from our favorite fall community event: Haunted High Line Halloween.

On Saturday, October 27, hundreds of families brought their Halloween spirit to the High Line for a spooky scavenger hunt, tasty treats, a dress-up photo booth, a pop-up pumpkin patch, face painting, live jazz and swing music, and more.

Join us after the jump for more photos and details about the event.

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