The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Plant of the Week: Gray Birch

    The High Line’s gray birch trees offer a last burst of fall color on the park’s 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. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Preparing the Park for Winter

    Timothy Schenck captured this stunning aerial shot of a gardener in the field. When you visit the park at this time of year, you see High Line Gardeners hard at work preparing for the transition to winter. As the weather cools, irrigation systems are shut off and damaged plants are trimmed bac... read more
  • Installing El Anatsui's Broken Bridge II

    High Line Art Production Manager Jordan Benke working on sections of pressed tin. Photo by Austin Kennedy.   We are in the final stages of installing El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II, a monumental sculpture hanging from an exterior wall next to the High Line between West 21st and West 22nd S... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Swamp Azalea

    Now is the time to enjoy the brilliant seasonal foliage of swamp azalea on the Falcone Flyover, on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets. Photo by Josiah Lau  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after t... read more
  • Plan Ahead: Web Shop Sale & Holiday Toy Drive

    Visit the High Line Web Shop to find exclusive holiday gifts and fun stocking stuffers for all ages. As we enter the holiday season, consider giving special people in your life a gift from the High Line. Our apparel, products, and books are perfect for architecture geeks, design enthusiasts... read more
  • You Are Bootiful: Haunted High Line Halloween Photos!

    Photos by (left and upper right) Rowa Lee and (lower right) Juan Valentin  It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the High Line. We’ve been so busy with recovery from Hurricane Sandy that we haven’t yet had a chance to share photos and stories from our favorite fall community event: Haunte... read more
  • High Line’s Landscape after Hurricane Sandy

    This photograph was taken the day after the hurricane, and shows how the High Line’s plantings escaped major damage. Photo by Melissa Mansur  This week, as many visitors came to the High Line to seek a respite from the storm flooding and power outages, we were often asked how the landscap... read more