The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Korean Feather Reed Grass

    This beautiful ornamental grass blooms in late summer with feathery pink-tinted panicles that fade to a cream color in the colder months of the year.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Food and Drink on the High Line

    Visitors enjoy a glass of Riesling and snacks at Terroir at The Porch as the sun sets. Photo by Nicole Franzen  Nicole Franzen captured this relaxing summer moment at Terroir at The Porch, the open air café on the High Line at West 15th Street. Terroir is the perfect place to join friend... read more
  • Groundbreaking at the High Line at the Rail Yards!

    During a ceremonial moment to mark the start of construction, we tossed grass and wildflower seeds onto the High Line at the Rail Yards. Some of the seeds were originally collected from the High Line before construction began on the first section of the park back in 2006. Photo by Timothy Schenc... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Showy goldenrod

    Showy goldenrod gets its common name from its prolific yellow blooms which are a favorite of fall pollinators.  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 in... read more
  • Visitors Leave Their Mark on Jennifer West's "One Mile Parkour Film"

    Artist Jennifer West with her filmstrip One Mile Parkour Film. Photo by Liz Ligon  On Thursday, September 13th High Line Art presented One Mile Parkour Film, a day-long performance by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West, in which the artist and High Line staff adhered a one-mile-long f... read more
  • Photo of the Week: After the Rain

    Visitors enjoy an evening walk along the High Line after a day of rain. Photo by Derek Wolter  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Derek Wolter captured this beautiful photo of visitors walking along the High Line on a summer evening after a day of rain. Visit this section of the park, n... read more
  • Rail Yards Weekends: Walk the High Line’s Final Section

    Join us this October for a special opportunity to explore the final section of the High Line, thanks to support from UNIQLO.  Mark your calendars! The High Line’s final section at the rail yards is currently closed to visitors, but we will be opening the gates for you to explore the s... read more
  • Photos: Honey Day at the High Line

    Honey Day at the High Line featured educational activities, honey tastings, and honey products for sale, all in celebration of the industrious honeybee. Photos (clockwise from right) by Liz Ligon, Jenna Saraco, and Melissa Mansur.   Friends of the High Line partnered with Brooklyn Grange... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Broadleaf ironweed

    This time of year Broadleaf ironweed displays beautiful purple flowers that turn to fluffy seed heads. Photo by Patrick Cullina   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,... read more
  • Congrats! Youth Staff Alum Moving On to Clean Energy Corps

    As a member of the High Line Youth Staff, Carla Hernández has worked with Friends of the High Line in so many capacities over the last year, from helping with our community surveying, to working alongside our gardeners during an alternative spring break program. Photo by Liz Ligon  High ... read more