The High Line Blog

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    Photo of the Week: Hummingbird Moth

    A snowberry clearwing moth, commonly known as a hummingbird moth, sips nectar from a prairie sage bloom on the High Line. Photo by Steven SeveringhausThe High Line’s gardens aren’t just visited and appreciated by people, there are also a host of six- and eight-legged bugs who drop by. You’ll find... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Sideoats Grama

    Bouteloua curtipendula, or sideoats grama, is distinguished by tall stems lined with drooping awns that arch gracefully over the rest of its foliage. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after th... read more
  • Photo of the Week: New York City at Night

    A view looking out across the High Line, 10th Avenue, and the New York City skyline. Photo by Timothy Schenck New York City is a city at its most enchanting after dark. The glow of neon signs, the patchwork of lit windows in tall buildings, and the jagged twinkling skyline of buildings in the di... read more
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    Remembering Johnny Linville

    Photo by Friends of the High Line“Sometimes you forget you’re 30 feet in the air. It’s kind of magical.” This is how Johnny Linville spoke of how he experienced the High Line when he began working here as a gardener in 2009. Five years later, Johnny’s sense of magic in the park was as strong as e... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Culver's Root

    Veronicastrum virginicum, or Culver’s root. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe 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 includes more than 300 species of perennials, ... read more
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    Helping to Restore a Community Garden

    Local gardener Tari Stubblefield surveys the restored community garden. Photo by Liz LigonThis past April, High Line horticultural staff, volunteers, and teens in our Green Corps program helped local gardener Tari Stubblefield restore a garden at the Fulton Houses in Chelsea. The initiative, call... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Seasonal Flora on the Northern Spur Preserve

    Seasonal flora on the Northern Spur Preserve. Photo by Steven SeveringhausWe are so often delighted by High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus 's ability to capture the changing seasons in the park’s gardens. There’s no better vantage point from which to observe the transitions of the foliage ... read more
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    A Closer Look at Archeo: Josh Kline's Skittles

    Josh Kline's Skittles part of the High Line Art group exhibition, Archeo. Photo by Timothy SchenckJosh Kline’s Skittles, part of the group exhibition Archeo, is an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients, incl... read more
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    #EmptyHighLine: Scenes from an Early Morning Stroll

    Photo by @aloarowaThere are very few (good) reasons to awake at 5:30 AM, but the promise of a picturesque sunrise and room to roam brought out a snap-happy group of Instagrammers to the park on Wednesday, July 23. We joined with Instagram to welcome a small group to visit the park before it opene... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Shenandoah Red Switch Grass

    Shenandoah red switch grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’) is accented by airy reddish-pink panicles in the summer. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 t... read more