The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Purple Smoke wild indigo

    This month, stop by to enjoy the pale purple flowers of Purple Smoke wild indigo, in bloom at West 16th and West 18th 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 ... read more
  • 23rd Street Lawn Re-Opens for the Season

    Spring really is here: the 23rd Street Lawn is open. Photo by Navid Baraty. Get ready for some serious people-watching. The 23rd Street Lawn has officially re-opened for the busy season ahead. Pack a picnic, slide on your darkest shades (better for people-watching), and head out to the High Line... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rainy Day

    A rainy day scene from earlier this week. Photo by Steven Severinghaus One of my favorite times to visit the park in the spring is right after a heavy rainfall. The plants glisten with dewdrops, and the pathway is clear of the usual crowds, allowing for a peaceful and serene meander through th... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Larinem Park shale barrens stonecrop

    Stop by to enjoy the white flowers of this woodland succulent, native to the eastern United States, this time of year. 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 in... read more
  • High Line Art's Spring Season

    Goshka Macuga, Colin Powell, 2009. Part of Busted, a HIGH LINE COMMISSION. On view April 2013 – April 2014 on the High Line, New York. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line. We’re excited to bring you a fantastic spring season of art on the High Line, with new commissi... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Falcone Flyover

    Visitors walk along the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover as the pathway ramps up just north of West 25th Street. Photo by Karen Blumberg High Line Photographer Karen Blumberg captured this lush springtime shot last week of the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, the elevated walk... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Solomon’s seal

    Between West 25th and West 27th Streets, the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover rises over a variety of shade-loving plants, like Solomon’s seal. 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 t... read more
  • Feeding a Growing City: Part 2

    Taken in the 1950s, this photograph shows a passenger car at West 16th Street. Around the same time this image was captured, construction was underway on the interstate highway system, which would lead to further decline in freight traffic to and from New York City. Photo by Ed Doyle  This... read more
  • Feeding a Growing City: Part 1

    As the city's population grew, congestion caused by a mix of pedestrians, motorized traffic, and street-level freight trains slowed food delivery into New York City. Photo courtesy of the Kalmbach Publishing Company  This special blog post, the first in a two-part series (see part two), wa... read more
  • Photo of the Week: High Line Headquarters

    Work continues on High Line Headquarters and the future location of the Whitney Museum of American Art as lush spring foliage pops up along the southern end of the High Line. Photo by Timothy Schenck Crews are busy installing the interior finishes to High Line Headquarters, a four-story buildin... read more