The High Line Blog

  • Spring Hours to Return on Monday, April 1

    Stop by the park next week for an evening stroll, and enjoy the views from the 26th Street Viewing Spur. Photo by Iwan Baan It’s official: the High Line’s spring hours will begin on Monday, April 1. Beginning on Monday, the park will be open daily, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Summer hours will ... read more
  • That’s a Wrap: Spring Cutback Is Complete!

    We did it! Despite the unseasonably cold weather, two snowstorms, several days of rain, and yesterday's hail shower, we completed this year's High Line Spring Cutback in record time. These horticulture enthusiasts from REI were among the 80 volunteers who helped get the job done. Photo by Liz Lig... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Early Spring Texture

    Earlier this week, High Line Photographer Beverly Israely captured this interesting shot of the hollow stems of the Equisetum hyemale, or giant horsetail. This wetland species grows along the water feature on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck, between West 14th and West 15th Streets. ... read more
  • Meet the High Line Green Corps

    It’s alternative spring break week at the High Line. Pictured here are the teens participating in this year’s High Line Green Corps, an education and job-training program by Friends of the High Line. Photo by Beverly Israely Sixteen-year-old Winona Kay Holderbaum was amazed the first time she... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Giant Pussy Willow

    Pussy Willows are named for their soft cat fur-like blooms that herald 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 running. The High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grass... read more
  • Spring Cutback: Week Three

    This week High Line Gardeners and volunteers trimmed back the bog plants and grasses that grow along the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck, making way for new green growth. Photo by Oliver Rich We have just completed the third week of High Line Spring Cutback! The High Line’s plants are not ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Last Week of ‘Lilliput’

    A light dusting of snow tops the knit hat of Old Singer with Blossoms, by artist Alessandro Pessoli. Pessoli was one of six artists commissioned to create a sculpture for the High Line's first group exhibition, Lilliput. Photo by Steven Severinghaus Next week marks the last week to see the Hig... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Dawn Bodnant Viburnum

    Dawn bodnant viburnum has bright pink flowers that are at their peak this time of year. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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... read more
  • Spring Cutback: Week Two

    This week, we trimmed back the majority of the dried grasses and plant stalks in the Wildflower Field, on the High Line between West 27th and West 29th Streets. Pictured here are High Line Gardeners Mark and Maeve working beneath the towering JR mural at West 29th Street. Photo by Mike Tschappat ... read more
  • Last week to see Thomas Houseago's "Lying Figure"

    Thomas Houseago's Lying Figure among the High Line's original rail tracks. Photo by Austin Kennedy. The time has come to bid farewell to Thomas Houseago’s HIGH LINE COMMISSION Lying Figure, installed on the High Line at Little West 12th Street. Lying Figure is a 15-foot-long bronze sculpture of... read more