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The High Line Blog

  • VIDEO: Beyond the High Line: Building Equitable Cities and Public Spaces

    Majora Carter and Enrique Peñalosa joined us for a lively panel discussion on equality in public spaces. “Parks were a means to an end, an end of empowerment, of joy,” said Carter, recalling her groundbreaking work in the South Bronx. Photo by Rowa Lee Renowned urban strategists Enrique Peñal... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Caitlin McGinn of Blue Bottle Coffee

    In this week's installment of Faces Behind the Food, New York City’s friendliest barista, Caitlin McGinn of Blue Bottle Coffee, keeps us wired with fun stories about serving coffee weekly to thousands of people. Caitlin tells us about “life-changing coffees” like the New Orleans, and meaning o... read more
  • Looks We Love: The High Line and J.Crew Garments for Good Collection

    Excited about our new capsule collection by J.Crew for the High Line, we invited a few friends—including neighbors and colleagues—to try on the tees and accessories in the park that inspired them. 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of this J.Crew collection support Friends of the High Line, h... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Purple Passionflower

    This vine flower’s many intricate parts have been said to represent various aspects of the Christian crucifixion story, giving the plant its name: “passion.” The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped run... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Exploring the Gardens of Wave Hill

    Standing amidst a beautiful garden of flowers is Wave Hill’s Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, which is home to a variety of tropical and desert plants. Photo by Gigi Altarejos This week we celebrate another green New York City gem – Wave Hill. Earlier this summer, our friends at Wave Hil... read more
  • We Had a Blast at Our First Teen Night

    Teen Arts Council member Amanda Feliciano (far left) dances with a visitor at the High Line Boardwalk, our first Teen Night. Photo by Rowa Lee.   On Thursday, July 18, Friends of the High Line and the High Line Teen Arts Council, welcomed more than 275 teens to the first High Line Te... read more
  • Construction Update: Prepping the Concrete Deck

    Construction crews braved intense heat to make repairs to the historic High Line pipe railing. After welding is completed, the new railing segment will be painted. Photo by Timothy Schenck   Despite soaring temperatures, construction crews have been making great strides preparing the ... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Kirsten Davenport of Terroir at the Porch

    Kirsten Davenport kitchen manager of Terroir at the Porch smiles inside of the famous shipping container converted into a restaurant. Photo by Armando Rafael Photography  From baking five graduation cakes for high school friends to learning the art of a soft-boiled egg, Kirsten Davenpo... read more
  • The Wild, Wild West Side: The Dangerous Past of 10th and 11th Avenues

    Not just an urban legend, West Side Cowboys rode in front of trains to warn pedestrians and traffic of the oncoming rail. Photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing Company.  It’s hard to imagine that beneath the calm refuge that is now the High Line there once laid a street so chaotic that it... read more
  • Google Hosting the Geek Street Fair

    Our friends at Google are hosting the Geek Street Fair at Hudson River Park on Wednesday, July 31. Stop by the 14th Street Park from noon to 6:00 PM for some good, geeky fun: The Geek Street Fair hosted by Google is a public event to highlight the City’s technology community and inspire New Yor... read more