The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Red Sprite Winterberry

    Red Sprite winterberry produces vibrant red berries during the winter months of the year, adding color to the High Line’s winter landscape. 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. T... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Snow on the Tracks

    High Line Photographer Oliver Rich braved the cold to capture this serene early-morning scene following a light snowfall this past Saturday. While it wasn’t quite enough snow to call our Snow Volunteers into action or hold our much-anticipated High Line Snow Sculpt-Off, early birds were tr... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Jelena Witch Hazel

    The copper string-like petals of the Jelena witch hazel blooms on the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  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 inc... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Winter Geometry

    Soft dried grasses along the High Line contrast with the hard architectural lines of a neighboring building. Photo by Herve Dulongcourty  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Herve Dulongcourty visited the High Line on a chilly day in November and snapped this interesting geometric perspectiv... read more
  • Bring Back the Paletas: Help La Newyorkina Rebuild

    Chef and owner of La Newyorkina, Fany Gerson creates frozen treats inspired by her native Mexico. Much of the equipment in her Red Hook-based kitchen was destroyed by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy of La Newyorkina   It’s freezing cold in New York City, but the winter weat... read more
  • High Line Map: Help Choose the Next Cover Image

      We are getting ready to print the third edition of the High Line Map. Follow us after the jump to see the finalists and vote for your favorite. What kind of image best represents the High Line experience? We asked ourselves that question as we set out to design the cover of the thir... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Emerald Sentinel Eastern Red Cedar

    Emerald Sentinel Eastern red cedar produces deep blue berries in the winter months, providing an important food source for song birds at 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 runn... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Winter Wildlife

    A Northern Mockingbird discovers delicious berries on the High Line’s winter landscape. Photo by Matt MacGillivray  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Matt MacGillivray captured this stunning photo of a Northern Mockingbird feeding on the vibrant red berries of Red Sprite winterberry holly... read more
  • Snow Volunteers: Help Open the Park after Winter Storms

    Bundle up and get ready for some wintertime exercise. Join our team of snow volunteers. Photo by Marcin Wichary  It's all hands on deck when snow arrives in New York City, and we'd love your help! Friends of the High Line staff members work diligently to clear snow from the High Line’s ... read more
  • Document Richard Artschwager's blps and Win!

    One of Richard Artschwager's blps on the Tenth Avenue Square on the High Line. Photo by Scott Lynch.  In celebration of Download the complete contest rules and regulations. read more