The High Line Blog

  • Get Your Skate On: The Standard’s Ice Rink Is Back!

    The Standard, High Line's ice skating rink is now open. Image by Reza Courtesy The Standard, High Line  Our friends at The Standard, High Line have brought back what has quickly become a favorite winter tradition: the ice skating rink below the park! Stop by to show off your skills and ... read more
  • Tomorrow: Project Runway All Stars at the High Line

    Project Runway All Stars is going green! Earlier this year, the cast of the hit show’s second season gathered at the High Line for a unique design challenge. The episode airs tomorrow on Lifetime, and we can’t wait to see what the designers dream up. Join us after the jump for more de... read more
  • Groundbreaking at Hudson Yards

    A design rendering of Hudson Yards. Image by MRI Courtesy Related Companies  In the coming weeks and months, you're going to see a major transformation underway at the High Line’s northern terminus. Earlier today Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and executives from the Related Companies ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Winter Sun Mahonia

    This beautiful evergreen shrub blooms with fragrant yellow flowers in the winter months.  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 sp... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    Taken last month, this photographs shows construction crews lifting pallets of Roman brick from the courtyard onto the building’s fourth floor. Photo by Melissa Mansur   When you visit the park’s southern terminus this month, you will see the future home of maintenance and operations at t... read more
  • Photo of the Week: El Anatsui’s ‘Broken Bridge II’ On View

    Photo by Austin Kennedy  Austin Kennedy captured this beautiful seasonal photo during one of the final days of installation for a new High Line Art Commission, Broken Bridge II by Nigeria-based artist El Anatsui. The monumental sculpture, seen on the right hand side of the photo, covers a... read more
  • Help Friends of the High Line Bring Toys to Local Children

    With your help, we can bring holiday cheer to more than 300 local kids this year! Today we kick off the High Line Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with Hudson Guild, Fulton Youth of the Future, the New York City Housing Authority, Posman Books, and Chelsea Market Baskets. For the next two w... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Grace smokebush

    The Grace smokebush’s purple-tinged summer foliage changes to a deep crimson in the fall. Photo by Juan Valentin  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 Li... read more
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Friends of the High Line

    Photo by Jim Shaughnessy  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re reminded of a fun fact from the High Line’s industrial past. As legend has it, in 1980, after years of declining use, the final train chugged down the elevated railway, carrying three carloads of frozen turkeys. ... read more
  • Virginia Overton’s Rugged Elegance

    Installation view of Virginia Overton's Untitled in the stacked parking lot next to the High Line at West 20th Street. Photo by Austin Kennedy.  Hidden among the shiny cars in the tiered parking lot next to the High Line at West 20th Street rests a modest looking pickup truck. At first gl... read more