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Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipe'Mount Everest' onion (Allium 'Mount Everest') in bloom in near the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Joan Garvin.
 

May promises to be an excellent month to view blooms on the High Line. With all the mild, sunny weather, expect to see a variety of different blooms taking off every week.

Author: 
Julia Boyer
pipeWhitney Museum of America Art's Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown. Now on view: Guyton\Walker.
 

Recent visitors to the High Line may notice an explosion of public art in and around our Maintenance and Operations Facilities at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Bright, bold decals cover the parking lot. Splashy graphics wrap the perimeter fence. Even the roofs of our trailers are covered with color.

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Auzelle Epeneter
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pipeThe High Line's Northern Spur Horticultural Preserve in bloom. Thanks to Christy and John Mack Foundation.
 

Most New Yorkers don't expect their city to be a place for wildflowers. Our friends at NYC Wildflower Week aim to change that perception, and we're proud to have the High Line included in the events this year.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipeDaffodil blooms emerging on the High Line.
 

The first spring has arrived on the High Line. If you have visited the park recently, you may have noticed that the landscape looks completely different than it did two months ago. The sun and mild temperatures have charmed the spring blooms out of their buds, leaving our planting beds awash with vibrant colors and fresh growth.

The transformation of the High Line from winter to spring was no easy feat. Section 1 contains more than 40,000 grasses and perennials, most of which need to be cut back in order to make room for new spring growth.

The cutback process began in February. Since then, our High Line gardeners, administrative staff, and neighborhood volunteers have spent more than 1,200 hours preparing the planting beds for spring.

Author: 
Julia Boyer
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pipeGroup leaders encourage kids to make music using recycled materials from Chelsea Market at last season's Bash the Trash parade.
 

Did you know that Friends of the High Line hosts free- and low-cost public programs?

Each season, we offer variety of opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages to meet their neighbors, share their stories, and take part in fun activities inspired by the distinctiveness of the High Line.

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Julia Boyer
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EnlargePhoto by Iwan Baan

Tonight, the New York Landmarks Conservancy will honor Friends of the High Line with the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
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pipeSpencer Finch's The River That Flows Both Ways on view in the Chelsea Market Passage. Photo by Iwan Baan.
 

Do you wonder what public art does? Or, what makes a public space successful?

Author: 
Julia Boyer
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pipeAn image from David Kimelman's series, Park Life: 4 Seasons on the High Line
 

New York-based photographer David Kimelman been capturing the beauty and spirit of the High Line since it opened last summer. In March, he launched a new year-long photo project documenting the park through the four seasons.

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