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The High Line Blog

  • You Helped Choose the Next High Line Map Cover

    Thanks to all who took part in our cover photo contest for the third edition of the High Line Map. Follow us after the jump for details. More than 700 people voted on Facebook, and one photo emerged as a clear winner. With over half of the votes, a contemplative sunset shot by Austin Ke... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line at the Rail Yards

    A view inside the construction tent at West 30th Street, where crews are finishing the sandblasting and repainting of the High Line's steel structure. Photo by Timothy Schenck Construction crews have finished sandblasting and painting the High Line at the Rail Yards. Follow us after the jump ... read more
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Help Us with Spring Cutback

    We need your help cutting back the High Line's plants to make way for new spring growth. Photos by Friends of the High Line   With snow flurries transforming our city into a winter wonderland, it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner. But the first signs of the new g... read more
  • Rail Yards Construction Update

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  • 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