The High Line Blog

  • New Public Art On View at the High Line

    Photo by Iwan Baan  If you have walked the High Line recently, chances are you have seen (and heard) some interesting new public art installations. There are new works commissioned by Friends of the High Line for High Line Art, as well as a number of installations that are independent of o... read more
  • High Line Makes Its Comic Book Debut in Daredevil

    In Issue 2, Daredevil uses the High Line historic steel columns as a hideout to eavesdrop on park visitors. Image by Marvel Comics  We want to give a shout out to Brad Hassett, a High Line enthusiast from Australia. Brad recently brought to our attention that the High Line is featured in I... read more
  • The Billboard Chronicles: Art, Sex, and Everything in Between

    Throughout the month of August, billboards along the High Line displayed public art, sexy ads, and more. Photo by Friends of the High Line  First David Beckham showed us his underwear. Then the Armani chicks flaunted their sexy bodies in bathing suits. Earlier this month, Larry Flynt got ... read more
  • Learning and Play: Intern Reflections on Summer at the Park

    Friends of the High Line offers free public programs for kids and families on the High Line, offering a chance to learn about the park's history, design, plants, and art through creative play and nature-based education. Juliet Schraeder joined Friends of the High Line for the summer of 2011 as t... read more
  • West Side Cowboys in Literature

    A West Side Cowboy. Friends of the High Line supporter Flo Muller was kind enough to point out a fascinating description of the days before the High Line, filled with cowboys and trains on the streets of Manhattan, in Mario Puzo’s book The Fortunate Pilgrim; "Larry Angeluzzi spurred his jet... read more
  • A Bittersweet Farewell and A New Chapter for High Line Art

    Lauren Ross. Last week, we bid farewell to Lauren Ross, our Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of Arts Programs. When Lauren first came to us in 2009, we were in the final stages of construction on the first section of the High Line, and Creative Time was helping us install our first pu... read more
  • On View from the High Line: Rooftop Dance Performances

    Trisha Brown Dance Company recreates Roof Piece, originally performed in SoHo in 1971. Photo by Friends of the High Line  Despite heavy winds and ominous clouds on the horizon, nine dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company stepped into place on rooftops along the southern terminus of ... read more
  • Construction Update: Section 2 Will Open in June

    Construction crews are busy installing plants and building the elevators, stairs, and design features in preparation for Section 2 to open next month. When we are ready to announce the opening date, we will share it with you here. In the mean time, we invite you to check out a new video. The ... read more
  • Construction Update: Planting Underway in Section 2

    Crews recently installed more than 8,000 plants in the beds under the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, a dense woodland area in Section 2. Here, a crew member plants Densiflora lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'Densiflora'), an evergreen groundcover. Photo by Tim Schneck  Now that the w... read more
  • High Line Green-Up: Preparing the Planting Beds for Spring

    High Line Green-Up takes place once a year at the start of the growing season. This year, more than 100 volunteers from the greater High Line community dedicated their time and energy to help our gardeners complete this tremendous task. High Line Green-Up began on March 1, and thanks to thei... read more