The High Line Blog

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    Plant of the Week: Heath Aster

    Photo by Stephanie Wilkins 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 f... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Celebrating Autumn

    The blazing red foliage of sumac trees glows in the light of the setting sun. Photo by Stephanie Wilkins Autumn – like spring – can feel like an ephemeral season. Depending on temperature, precipitation, and wind, the coveted warm reds and yellows of fall foliage can be difficult to predi... read more
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    Early Closing: Friday, October 31

    Photo by Marcin Wichary In cooperation with the New York City Police Department and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the High Line will close at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 31, due to large crowds anticipated in Chelsea for Halloween. Regular park hours (7:00 AM to 10:00 PM) w... read more
  • Plant of the week peachie s pick stokes aster list image

    Plant of the Week: Peachie’s Pick Stokes’ Aster

    Photo by Karen BlumbergThe 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 thei... read more
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    Exploring New Design Features at the Rail Yards

    Looking west at toward the Hudson River, on the Interim Walkway at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan The High Line at the Rail Yards is the third and northernmost section of the High Line park. One half-mile in length, this section runs between West 30th and West 34th ... read more
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    Friends of the High Line Leadership

    Dear Friends, We are writing today with good news about the leadership of Friends of the High Line. We are pleased to tell you that Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line, will be returning to the organization as Interim Executive Director on Monday, October 20 following the compl... read more
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    Celebrating the Opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    Photo by Iwan Baan The opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards was a thrilling moment – the culmination of more than 15 years of advocacy. Visitors have gained another half-mile of park to enjoy, and are now able to walk the full mile-and-a-half of this historic railway. Photo ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Evening Primrose

    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, adaptabi... read more
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    Staff Spotlight: Q&A with Chief Operating Officer Jerome Barth

    Chief Operating Officer Jerome Barth joined Friends of the High Line in July. Photo by Liz LigonFriends of the High Line works with the City to make sure the High Line is maintained as a great public place for all visitors to enjoy. The newest addition to our leadership team, Chief Operating Offi... read more
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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