The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: In the Wildflower Field

    Two visitors pause to chat amongst the bright yellow blooms of the High Line’s tall tickseed. Photo by Sarah Tester  High Line Flickr Pool contributor Sarah Tester shared this beautiful photo of a sunny summer day on the High Line. Visitors take leisurely strolls, stopping for a moment to ... read more
  • ¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties Celebrate Summer on the High Line

    Dancing to the rhythms of Juan Morales and Sonido Costeño during ¡Arriba! Photo by Liz Ligon  This summer, you will find some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line. It is all part of ¡Arriba! – our series of free, community dance parties, presented in partnership with HAI a... read more
  • Congrats to Our High Line Food Photo Contest Winner

    “Decisions, decisions,” Rhesa Storms tweeted to accompany her #shareameal photo submission. Photo by Rhesa Storms.  This is the first season that you can enjoy both sweet and savory food offerings at the High Line. To celebrate the moments made possible by delicious food, great company... read more
  • It’s Official: Step Up to Launch Summer Movie Series

    We asked you to choose which movie would kick off High Line Teen Picks, our free summer movie series curated by local teens and presented by AT&T. After a nail-biting finish, Step Up won against The Notebook. Almost 1,000 people voted via Facebook, our Web site, and the High Line Field Sta... read more
  • VIDEO: Beyond the High Line: Transforming Detroit

    Young volunteers painting a mural on the side of a commercial building in downtown Detroit. Photo by David Schalliol.  Long recognized as one of the country’s most challenged urban centers, Detroit is now undergoing an important renaissance, with new real estate investment, the return of ... read more
  • Updated Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinct design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line, and the unique self-seeded landscape that grew between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980s.&nbs... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Neches River Mallow

    The Neches River mallow is currently a candidate for the US’ Endangered Species List. This beautiful plant only occurs naturally in three wetlands in eastern Texas.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the train... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Wild Wednesday Butterfly Release

    On Wednesday, we invited kids and their caretakers to release butterflies into the park’s planting beds, and watch as they spread their wings to take their first flight. Photo by Rowa Lee  This week, young participants at Wild Wednesdays in August to learn about nature’s composters: worm... read more
  • City Acquires High Line’s Final Section from CSX

    The news marks an important point in the history of the High Line. This elevated railway viaduct, originally built in 1934 to carry freight trains, is now entirely owned by the City of New York and poised to be fully transformed into a one-of-a-kind public space. Photo by Barry Munger  W... read more
  • Now Available: New High Line Merchandise

    This summer we’re unveiling new High Line merchandise, including engineer caps for adults and kids that pay tribute to the High Line’s railway history.  We’ve designed an entire line of new High Line merchandise, and it is now available in the High Line Web Shop and at the High Line Merch... read more