The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Photo of the Week: Play With Your Food

    This past Wednesday, for our first session of Play With Your Food, High Line Food vendor People’s Pops joined us to make fresh lemon shaved ice with kids. Photo by Rowa Lee  In this great photo by Rowa Lee, People’s Pops co-owner David Carrell looks on as young Play With Your Food particip... read more
  • Diane Von Furstenberg Designs Exclusive Collection for the High Line

    Recently some of our staff – including Horticulture Foreman Johnny Linville and Administrative Assistant Shannon Scott, pictured above – took the new DVF High Line merchandise for a test run. Photo by Liz Ligon  We are thrilled to debut a new collection of limited-edition apparel and pro... read more
  • Film Committee Reflects on High Line Teen Picks

    The Teen Picks Film Committee brought together a group of local teens who conceived of and planned a three-screening film series from start to finish. Photo by Daniella Zalcman  This special blog post comes to you from Luz Delma Adon, Raquel Rosado, Liza Rosado, and Juwan Stone, who, wit... read more
  • Happy Birthday John Cage

    John Cage, installation view of One11 and 103, 1992. Photo: Austin Kennedy. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York..  If you have visited the High Line this month, you may have noticed a new video projection in the semi-enclosed passageway on the... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Harlequin Glorybower

    Harlequin glorybower produces beautiful jasmine-like flowers at the end of summer and bright blue berries later in the fall.  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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Busy Bee

    With abundant blooms, the High Line is the perfect place for honeybees. Here one tiny winged pollinator collects nectar and pollen from the High Line’s butterfly milkweed flowers. Photo by Melissa Mansur  High Line Photographer Melissa Mansur captured this great shot of a honeybee collec... read more
  • Community Perspective: Letters from Supporters

    High Line Supporters from the Portrait Project. Photos by Tom Kletecka  When you see the High Line on blogs and in the newspapers, you often read praise for the park’s innovative design, thought-provoking artworks, extraordinary views, family activities, and the many ways it has positively... read more
  • Meet Erycka Montoya Pérez, Our New Community Engagement Manager

    Erycka Montoya Pérez. Photo by Liz Ligon  We are pleased to introduce you to Erycka Montoya Pérez, who recently joined our team as the Community Engagement Manager, a new position created to focus on community-based initiatives, with support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation. The Hi... read more