The High Line Blog

  • Vote Now: Help Select the Next High Line Print

    The High Line Flickr Pool is an great resource for beautiful photographs of the park. One of these images, taken by five contributors to the Flickr Pool, will be selected as the next High Line Print.  With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best p... read more
  • First Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinctive 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 up between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980... read more
  • Spring Cutback Update: Week 1

    Volunteers and High Line Gardeners gather tools and supplies at the end of a chilly Spring Cutback shift on Tuesday, March 6. Photo by Liz Ligon.  We have just completed week one of High Line Spring Cutback! Spring Cutback is an intense six week-long process in which we cut back the Hig... read more
  • High Line Spring Cutback Begins!

    High Line Gardeners are busily working to cut back more than 100,000 plants by hand to prepare for new spring growth on the High Line. The process, called High Line Spring Cutback, began this week.  This week we begin High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural task of the year. ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Jet Trail Flowering Quince

    Jet Trail flowering quince is known for its abundant white blooms that cover the shrub in early spring. Photo by High Line Volunteer Lebasi Lashley.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stoppe... read more
  • Spring Cutback Volunteer Orientation Re-Cap

    High Line Gardener John Gunderson advises Spring Cutback volunteers on the proper technique for cutting back the grasses during a volunteer orientation session on February 15.  In just a few days, we will begin what has become one of our favorite traditions since the High Line opened as ... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    Work is progressing at the site of the future High Line Headquarters. In the foreground, the formwork for the pile caps and grade beam are outlined in plywood. Crews will pour concrete into these forms; once the concrete dries, the plywood will be removed. Photo by Timothy Schenck  Stand o... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Corsican hellebore

    Corsican hellebore is a hearty evergreen that produces pale green flowers in late winter.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 species of ... read more
  • Destination High Line: What It Means to Be One of the World's Top Landmarks

    The High Line, looking south from West 23rd Street. Photo by Iwan Baan.  In case you missed it, last month Travel + Leisure named the High Line as No. 10 on its list of the world’s most popular landmarks. It sounds crazy to us – that in the three short years since the first section of t... read more
  • High Line Kids Winter Scavenger Hunt

    Family Feather Flurry brought together nearly 40 children and their caregivers for a winter scavenger hunt on the High Line, followed by crafts and storytelling at Posman Books.  On Sunday, February 5, children and caregivers joined us for the Family Feather Flurry, a High Line Kids scaven... read more