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Erika Harvey
This summer we’re unveiling new High Line merchandise, including engineer caps for adults and kids that pay tribute to the High Line’s railway history.
 

We’ve designed an entire line of new High Line merchandise, and it is now available in the High Line Web Shop and at the High Line Merchandise & Membership Cart, which is open every Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the High Line at West 16th Street.

The new merchandise celebrates the High Line’s plantings, innovative design, and history as a railway with vibrant photographs and unique graphics. Featured images include trains on the High Line, West Side Cowboys, some of your favorite summer blooms, and incredible scenic views of the park. You’ll also find brand-new High Line gear – from engineer caps to notebooks – allowing you to show your support of the park in style.

Join us after the jump for a look at the new merchandise.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Visitors interact with the Project Runway installation on the High Line this past Tuesday. Photo by Liz Ligon.
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Roosevelt Park sits in front of Michigan Central Station, the old railway station that seen a train in over two decades. Leaders from the Roosevelt Park Conservancy, the organization that is implementing capital improvements and developing a master plan for the site, will be at the High Line on Monday, July 23 to talk about public spaces in Detroit. Photo by David Schalliol.
 

The High Line gets a lot of attention, but it is one of many examples of officials, advocates, and community leaders joining together to transform out-of-use infrastructure into public space.

Beyond the High Line is a new series of free public talks bringing some of the country’s most innovative thinkers to the High Line to present their big ideas and talk about the latest updates. The series debuted in June, with a talk about Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail (WATCH THE VIDEO), and continues on Monday, July 23 with a focus on new and revived public spaces in Detroit. Join us to talk with leaders from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the Roosevelt Park Conservancy, and enjoy a reception with Coney Dogs and Motown music.

Follow us after the jump for photos and video from the Chicago talk.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Joshua David, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael J. Kowaski, and Fernanda M. Kellogg gathered on the High Line to dedicate the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook. Photo by Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com
 

On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg visited the High Line to commemorate the naming of one of the park’s best-loved design features. The newly dedicated Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook, at the southern end of the High Line, forms a glass-walled balcony over the city streets below. The cut of the structure, created when a portion of the High Line was demolished in 1991, allows visitors to see the High Line’s structural framework and views of Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and the Hudson River.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Near the 23rd Street Lawn, the High Line’s Abbeville Blue chaste trees are in bloom with distinctive lavender-blue flowers.
 

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 — chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
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Melissa Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at Friends of the High Line, will be moving on from New York City with her husband later this year. Photo by Barry Munger
 

We have some bittersweet news to share with you. Later this year, Melissa Fisher, our Chief Operating Officer, will be moving on from Friends of the High Line when she and her husband will be undertaking a unique land development opportunity in Virginia.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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We surveyed community members living near the High Line last year, and many teens expressed interest in attending film screenings at the park. So this year, we’ve recruited local teens to help us curate and coordinate an entire series of free summer movies.

The series is called High Line Teen Picks, and it begins on Thursday, August 2 with an audience choice. Follow us after the jump to help us decide which movie – Step Up or The Notebook – should kick off the series.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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Put on your favorite summer outfit and stop by the park next week. The High Line – what Bill Cunningham has called the “most extraordinary fashion promenade you can imagine” – is being transformed into a virtual runway in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Project Runway and the upcoming debut of its new season on Lifetime television.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
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Hey there. I’m Carson. You may have seen me recently on the High Line. You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve see up here, so I’ve decided to start tweeting about it. Follow @HighLineArtnyc on Twitter to get the latest, or click through the jump to learn more about me.

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Erika Harvey
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For its outpost at the High Line, Bark is collaborating with Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market to source animals from local, small-scale farmers to reduce waste and costs.
 

If you are looking for a good excuse to indulge in a nice, juicy hamburger this summer, we’ve got some great news for you. We are pleased to share that Bark, the Brooklyn-based hot dog purveyor, is sourcing organic, humanely-raised New York State beef for its menu items at the High Line.

Learn more after the jump.

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