The High Line Blog

  • A Note from Robert

    Dear Friends, I could not be happier assuming the role of Executive Director - removing the word "Interim" from the title. I am very excited at how things have turned out.Maybe some of you are surprised - and I bet some of you are not surprised at all. I thought it might be helpful to explain a l... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Graceful Cattail

    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, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Summer Siesta on the High Line

    Photo by Anita NgWith the summer solstice quickly approaching, temperatures are rising and people are unwinding. In New York, this can only mean one thing — a day at the park! During the summer, New York City parks become playgrounds for people of all ages, whether on the weekends or during espec... read more
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    Gardening in the Sky: Growth on the High Line

    In our new Gardening in the Sky blog series, Horticulture Manager Andi Pettis shares the history of the High Line's trees and their dramatic transformations.Before the High Line became a park, the design team of architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and landscape architects James Corner Fie... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Goat's Beard

    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, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Blocks by Rashid Johnson

    Photo by Scott LynchA caged composition of black steel grids and bright yellow busts, Blocks by Rashid Johnson has not only provided an organic foil to the natural landscape of the High Line, but also has become a favorite sight for High Line visitors. One quick tap on the High Line location tag ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Wild Quinine

    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, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: The collectivity project

    Photo by Liz LigonFor any LEGO lovers who find themselves on the High Line by West 30th Street, we have just the treat for you. The collectivity project, High Line Art's newly opened art installation created by Olafur Eliasson, is made of two tons of white LEGO bricks.The public art project featu... read more
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    Elevated Eats: La Sonrisa

    Please join us in welcoming the newest High Line food vendor, La Sonrisa! Ariel Rodriguez and his team have only been on the High Line a few weeks, but they're already one of our go-to lunch spots. For this week's installment of Elevated Eats, we followed the process of making a mushroom empanada... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Terracotta Yarrow

    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, d... read more