The High Line Blog

  • Plant(s) of the Week: Golden Bunch Crocus and Dan Fenton Holly

    As the weather warms, some of the season’s first spring bulbs are popping up along 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 running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Signs of Spring

    High Line Spring Cutback is in full swing and new spring bulbs are popping up daily. Photo by David Wilkinson High Line Photographer David Wilkinson captured the bright emerging blooms of the woodland crocus, Crocus tomasinianus, popping up from under the stone mulch earlier this week. The weat... read more
  • Spring Cutback: Week One

    High Line Gardeners and volunteers work to clear leaf litter and dried grasses from the High Line’s planting beds near Little West 12th Street. Photo by Liz Ligon We have just completed the first week of High Line Spring Cutback! The High Line’s plants are not trimmed back at the onset of col... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    A view of the New York City skyline with High Line Headquarters in the center foreground, and the Whitney Museum of American Art rising up next to it. Photo by Timothy Schenck A major milestone was passed last week when the windows were installed at the new High Line Headquarters, at the south... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Common Snowdrop

    Underneath the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, the season’s first bulbs are emerging. 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 s... read more
  • Photo of the Week: History in the Shadows

    The play of light and shadows at sunset transforms ordinary buildings next to the High Line at West 20th Street. Photo by Annik La Farge Author, neighbor, and High Line member and volunteer, Annik La Farge, often turns her lens and her pen to the High Line on her blog, delving into the fascinat... read more
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  • VIDEO: Art21 Profile's El Anatsui's High Line Commission

    El Anatsui in front of his HIGH LINE COMMISSION Broken Bridge II. Photo by Austin Kennedy. This past fall Art21 stopped by the High Line to film the installation of El Anatsui’s HIGH LINE COMMISSION Broken Bridge II, located on a wall adjacent to the High Line between West 21st and West 22nd S... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Whitespire Gray Birch

    Gray birch trees are easily identified by their gray-white bark. Photo by Beverly Israely 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... read more