The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • First Signs of Spring on the High Line

    Tommasini's crocus (Crocus tommassinianus), one of the first bulbs to bloom this season. Find them on the High Line in the Washington Grasslands and Chelsea Grasslands. Photo by Friends of the High Line  Spring is one of the most special and vibrant times on the High Line. Each time you v... read more
  • Video: First High Line-Commissioned Dance Performance

    Very soon, we'll announce the High Line's 2011 spring and summer calendar, full of free and low-cost events for people of all ages. To give you a taste of what kinds of special events you can expect, here's a new video highlighting one of our favorites from last year—our very first com... read more
  • Construction Update: 30th Street Cut-Out

      At the northern terminus of Section 2, construction crews recently hoisted a 15-by-35-foot steel frame into place. The frame is a key component of the Viewing Platform above the 30th Street Cut-Out, an area where the High Line’s concrete decking has been removed, revealing the steel gridw... read more
  • Get the Scoop about the High Line Youth Corps

    Hyisheem, me and Kylah on a tour of Section 2. We were members of the High Line Youth Corps last year. Photo by Friends of the High Line  This special blog comes to you from Juwan Stone, who, with Kylah Bruno and Hyisheem Calier, served as a member of the High Line Youth Corps last year. H... read more
  • Video: Sneak Peek at New Rooftop Art Exhibit

    Later this week, we will unveil Kim Beck’s Space Available, a series of rooftop sculptures along the High Line. In this new video, Kim gives us a special preview, and discusses her process and inspiration for the work. Space Available will be the first public art commission debuted as part ... read more
  • Q&A with Piet Oudolf, the Planting Designer for the High Line

    Winter on the High Line is a wonderful time of year to experience Piet Oudolf's vision for the park's planting beds. Photo Courtesty of Piet Oudolf  Today’s Home & Garden section in the New York Times has an insightful Q&A with Piet Oudolf, the world-renowned garden designer from the Nethe... read more
  • Video: The Camera Betrays You

    We're starting off our week with this beautiful, schizophrenic video of a day-long dance sequence during the fall. Inspired by the High Line, and created using nearly 10,000 photographs, the result has what its creators, Mark O'Maley and Liz Staruch, describe as a "flip book" feeling to it. ... read more
  • Removing Ice from the High Line

    Pathways in the Chelsea Grasslands, covered in a sheet of thick ice. Photo by Friends of the High Line  This week's freezing rain storms have blanketed the High Line's pathways with a thick sheet of ice, requiring us to close the High Line in the interest of visitor safety. The eleva... read more
  • Construction Update: Seating Steps Installation

    Located at West 22nd Street, the Seating Steps will be a central gathering space when Section 2 opens in the spring.  Between the recent snowstorms, crews have been working through the icy temperatures and frigid winds to install the Seating Steps – an elevated seating area near the Lawn i... read more