The High Line Blog

  • A Play on Voyeurism

    Hyemi Cho’s portraits peek out of the windows of neighboring apartment buildings and playfully engage High Line visitors. Photo by Meg Kinney.  High Line visitors are often surprised to see smiling faces gazing back at them, and even waving, from the windows of neighboring buildings toward... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Jelena Witch Hazel

    This particular cultivar of witch hazel blooms in the winter when most other plants are dormant.   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 spe... read more
  • Video: Black-Out on the High Line

    What is going on in this video? You might think the light show is part of a public art installation or ambiance for a dance party, but this is what it looks like in the moments before a black-out on the High Line. Managing one mile of park built on an elevated freight rail line presents... read more
  • Season’s First Snow and Heads Up on Snow Sculpt-Off

    The first snowfall of the year was an opportunity to take some great photos of the High Line. Photo by Joan Garvin  The first winter storm arrived in New York City on Saturday, blanketing the High Line with a light coating of snow. Our maintenance and operations staff arrived before dawn ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: 'The Blues' Little Bluestem

    Present throughout the park, ‘The Blues’ little bluestem is a wispy grass that produces fluffy silver seed heads that remain beautiful through the winter months.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the... read more
  • A New Mulch for the High Line

    On the Falcone Flyover, visitors can walk through lush foliage at canopy-level during the warmer months of the year. Current mulching efforts will mean healthier and more robust plants this upcoming summer. Photo by Iwan Baan  We are always looking for unique ways to minimize waste, culti... read more
  • Request for Offers for a New Restaurant Below the High Line

    Image by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Beyer Blinder Belle  High Line visitors will have a new place to share a meal next year. Friends of the High Line is now seeking an operator to run a new full-service, year-round restaurant to open directly below the High Line at Gansevoort an... read more
  • A Look at Joel Sternfeld’s Early Photographs

    Joel Sternfeld’s early photographs take us back in time to the 1970s and 1980s, giving us a glimpse of the people, spaces, and style that helped define the era. Taken at a shopping mall, this photograph, titled New Jersey, (#26), May/June 1980, is part of a collection on view at Luhring Augustin... read more
  • High Line Gardeners in Winter: Plans, Preparation, and Research

    High Line Gardener Kaspar Wittlinger leads a tool tune-up session for High Line Gardeners and High Line Volunteers. Here he shows the group the proper technique for sharpening a pair of pruning shears.  At this time of year, we get this question all the time: “What do the gardeners do i... read more
  • Photos: A Miniaturized Look at the High Line

    Photographer Ben Thomas’ playful tilt-shift cityscapes visually evoke miniature scale models. Here, at 30 feet above the street on the High Line, the camera’s gaze looks east toward the intersection of West 23rd Street and 10th Avenue.   One of our favorite ways to stay updated on park lif... read more