The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Hawera Daffodil

    The High Line’s spring landscape is characterized by bunches of colorful spring bulbs, like Hawera daffodils. 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 mo... read more
  • You Know You Want It: Shop the High Line

    The High Line’s commitment to innovative design and sustainability is reflected in each of our items. Photo by Sari Goodfriend Now you can get those cool magnets you’ve been eyeing without having to spring for shipping. Boasting an array of new items, the High Line Shop Carts will reopen Tuesday... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line at the Rail Yards

    View looking east, at 11th Avenue and West 30th Street. Before and after on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Along the straightaway between 10th and 11th Avenues, the self-seeded landscape is being removed to make way for the park’s new design features, but it will remain untouched on the western... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Early Bird

    A red-breasted American robin perches on historic rail tracks along the High Line. Photo by Juan Valentin The signs of spring are all around us at the High Line. Trees are budding and new spring blooms are popping up daily. And, if you look carefully, there is also a renewed flurry of feathere... read more
  • New Video Series: My High Line

    Our new video series My High Line highlights the many uses of the High Line, and the people who call it their own. The inaugural video portrait features Gammy Miller, a High Line Volunteer and long-time resident of the West Village. Join us after the jump to discover her High Line. The... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Toyo-Nishiki Flowering Quince

    This beautiful ornamental is popular in Japan due to its plentiful blooms where it’s also common in bonsai form. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: "Falling" in Love

    A young couple embraces in front of High Line Art’s newest billboard commission, Blue Falling, by artist Ryan McGinley. Photo by Timothy Schenck This week, a new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD was installed next to the High Line at West 18th Street. April’s installation features a cool-hued photograph by ... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Jennette Mullaney, Digital Communications Manager

    We are pleased to introduce you to Jennette Mullaney – social media guru, literary buff, art enthusiast, cat lover, and the latest addition to our staff at Friends of the High Line. As the new Digital Communications Manager, Jennette is working to share the High Line story and engage the... read more
  • High Line Food 2013 Season Starts April 19

    Photos by Nicole Franzen, Jason Scott courtesy of The Taco Truck, and Patricia Wancko courtesy of Sigmund’s Pretzels If you, like us, salivate over the glossy deliciousness found in the food section of New York magazine, then you saw this week’s exciting announcement about spring eats at the Hig... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Lucile’s glory-of-the-snow

    This brightly-colored perennial is native to the mountainous regions of Turkey, where it will often pop up through a layer of snow in early spring. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped runnin... read more