The High Line Blog

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    Photo of the Week: A Landscape in Transition

    In the Washington Grasslands – as in other parts of the park – the bright colors of summer flowers are fading and the golden autumn tones of grasses are beginning to take over the landscape. Photo by Steven SeveringhausThe breeze has taken on a crisp edge, the earthy green scent of prairie dropse... read more
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    Plant of the Week: White Turtlehead

    Among the tough plants of the High Line's bog, Chelone glabra – known as white turtlehead – holds its own. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe 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. Toda... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Summer!

    A busy day in the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Eddie CrimminsThis summer has seemed to fly by! If you’re anything like us, you’re thrilled to soak up every last drop of sunshine this September, as thoughts turn to cooler fall temperatures.The 10th Avenue Square, captured here by High Line Photogr... read more
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    Rail Yards Opening Week Events

    A view of the Interim Walkway, at the park's northernmost point. Photo by Timothy Schenck After years of advocacy work, design, and construction, the park's northernmost section – the High Line at the Rail Yards – is finally opening on Sunday, September 21. In celebration, we're hosting a we... read more
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    High Line at the Rail Yards Opening September 21

    A view along the Interim Walkway, a section of the High Line at the Rail Yards that features the self-seeded landscape that grew up after the trains stopped running 25 years ago. Photo by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD Dear Friends, Thanks to you, we did it! Today, Friends of the High Line, a... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Eastern Star White Wood Aster

    Eurybia divaricate ‘Eastern Star’is cultivated for its profuse flowers, which bloom in autumn. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe 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
  • Plant of the Week: Eastern Star White Wood Aster

    Eurybia divaricate ‘Eastern Star’is cultivated for its profuse flowers, which bloom in autumn. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 H... read more
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    A Message from the Executive Director

    Dear Friends,When I joined Friends of the High Line as Executive Director, I was overjoyed to take on new challenges and lead one of the most wondrous places in New York City.It has been a privilege to work with the smart, dedicated, and passionate staff of Friends of the High Line, as well as it... read more
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    The Innovative Flavors of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Visitors enjoy drinks from Brooklyn Soda Works. Photo by Rowa Lee   How many soda manufacturers begin production with a trip to the farmer’s market? Brooklyn Soda Works may be the first. The company’s creative process is almost as refreshing as their drinks – unlike traditional sodas ... read more
  • The Innovative Flavors of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Visitors enjoy drinks from Brooklyn Soda Works. Photo by Rowa Lee  How many soda manufacturers begin production with a trip to the farmer’s market? Brooklyn Soda Works may be the first. The company’s creative process is almost as refreshing as their drinks – unlike traditional sodas... read more