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The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Grace smokebush

    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 includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: “Greener” Grass

    It's hard to overstate the impact lawns have on American ecosystems. In 2005, NASA published the results of a study that found "lawns – including residential and commercial lawns, golf courses, etc. – could be considered the single largest irrigated crop in America in terms of surface area.... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Indian Physic

    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 includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Renegade Style: Renegade Cabaret's Return to the Stage

    Patty Heffley, along with the original members of the fire escape series Renegade Cabaret, returned to the makeshift stage on May 26 to entertain hundreds of High Line visitors and dedicated fans in the first performance of Friends of the High Line's series Out of Line. While an aerial scissor li... read more
  • People's Pops

    People’s Pops Strawberry Rhubarb Pops

    High Line vendor People's Pops is known for transforming locally grown fruit into delicious hand-made pops. Visit them on the High Line at West 16th Street, or create your own strawberry rhubarb pops using their special recipe:People's Pops Strawberry Rhubarb Popsyield – 10 – 3 fl oz pops½ pound ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Mrs. Loewer Ohio spiderwort

    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 includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sweetshrub

    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 includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Renegade Style: A Conversation with Patty Heffley

    "When the party patio lanterns are lit, something special is about to happen." Patty Heffley, the co-founder of the legendary fire escape performance series Renegade Cabaret, walks into the room and quietly sets her belongings on the seat next to her. She has a calming aura about her. O... read more
  • Smart Tree

    A Sense of Placeness

    This spring, artist Nari Ward unveiled a new work on the High Line presented by High Line Art. Cecilia Alemani, Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, recently sat down with the artist in his Harlem studio to discuss his commission, the inspiration for his work, a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie smoke

    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 includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more