The High Line Blog

  • A Social Soup Experiment on the High Line

    Guests gather at a communal table at Friends of the High Line's Social Soup Experiment, Saturday, October 22  What happens when hundreds of people gather for a one-pot meal at a communal table in a restaurant without walls placed on the High Line? Why, they eat of course! On Satur... read more
  • Composting at the High Line

    Grass clippings, tree trimmings, banana peels, and coffee grounds might sound like things you’d throw in the trash, but here at the High Line, these are all raw ingredients for “black gold,” better known as compost. Maintaining the High Line's more than 100,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs, ... read more
  • Signs of Fall on the High Line

    The seed heads of the wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace') on the High Line.  The High Line is full of signs that fall has arrived in New York City. There is a chill in the air, and picnics on the 23rd Street Lawn and the sights and sounds of children splashing in the water fe... read more
  • 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