The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Plant of the Week: Woodland Crocus

    The woodland crocus is one of the first spring bulbs to pop up. Keep an eye out for these tiny purple flowers. Photo by Cristina Macaya.  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. T... read more
  • Lipstick Kisses on the High Line

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Friends of the High Line! In honor of the romantic holiday, here’s a celluloid strip of lipstick kisses from Jennifer West’s silent film currently looping on HIGH LINE CHANNEL. Jennifer is an experimental filmmaker who works with “direct films,” or films real... read more
  • Volunteer Opportunity: High Line Green-Up Spring Cutback

    We need your help cutting back the High Line's plants to make way for new spring growth. Submit your volunteer application by Monday, February 13. Photo (upper right) by Joan Garvin. Other photos by Friends of the High Line.  The first signs of spring are already popping up along the High... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Giant Pussy Willow

    Pussy willows are named for their soft cat fur-like blooms that herald spring.  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 perennials,... read more
  • A Step Forward for the Jersey City Embankment

    A rendering imagines how the abandoned Jersey City railway could be converted into public space. Image by Roman Pohorecki.  Community members in Jersey City are celebrating a step forward toward the preservation of an elevated freight way similar to the High Line. Last Friday, a Federal ap... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pallida Witch Hazel

    Pallida witch hazel produces vibrant yellow flowers early in the year. Photo by Joan Garvin.  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 ... read more
  • An elevated park à la française

    An illustration by designer and author Vahram Muratyan comparing the Promenade Plantée, or Coulée Verte, and the High Line. The illustration is part of his new book, Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities. Image courtesy of the author and Penguin Books.   Paris and New York — two cultu... read more
  • Photography: When Night Falls on the High Line

    With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best photographs of the park. The images are displayed in a rotating gallery on our Web site, giving High Line fans from afar, or those stuck in the office, a great way to keep track of park life. On the blog, ... read more