The High Line Blog

  • Become a 2012 Member and Double Your Impact

    The 23rd Street Lawn – part of the park that your membership helps maintain. Photo by Iwan Baan.  There’s never been a better time to become a member of the High Line, or to renew your membership for the year ahead. Thanks to a generous $50,000 Membership Matching Gift Challenge made ... read more
  • Spring Cutback: We've Reached the Halfway Point

    Work continues as our staff and volunteers move north, trimming back plant material to make way for spring growth. Photo by Annik La Farge.  We have just completed our fourth week of High Line Spring Cutback. Spring Cutback is an intense six-week-long undertaking that involves trimming ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pagoda yellow dogtooth violet

    Popping up throughout the park, this small spring bulb can be easy to miss.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between the rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasse... read more
  • Next Big Idea: Jeff Koons' 'Train' at the High Line

    A design rendering of Jeff Koons' Train at the High Line. Image by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Jeff Koons.  As we continue to refine the initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line, the design team is studying a range of options for ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Spike Winter Hazel

    Spike winter hazel blooms with plentiful yellow flowers in late winter or early spring.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 sp... read more
  • Spring Cutback Volunteer Profile: Pat Jonas

    Pat Jonas is one of the High Line’s most dedicated volunteers. Seen here helping with mulching near West 26th Street earlier this year, Pat has worked closely with our horticulture staff and is returning to help out with her second season of Spring Cutback.  Spring Cutback is a monumental... read more
  • Plant(s) of the Week: Dawn Bodnant Viburnum and White Squill

    Dawn bodnant viburnum has bright pink flowers that are at their peak this time of year.   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... read more
  • A Special Award for Sarah Sze’s High Line Art Installation

    Sarah Sze’s complex architectural sculpture rises up on either side of the pathway, forming a gateway that visitors can pass through. Photo by Iwan Baan  This week, the US Art Critics Association (AICA-USA) announced its annual awards recognizing artists, curators, museums, galleries, and... read more
  • Spring Cutback Update: Week 2

    An aerial photo of our staff and volunteers hard at work between West 18th Street and West 20th Street. Photo by Rick Darke  We have just completed our second week of High Line Spring Cutback. Spring Cutback is an intense six week-long process in which we cut back the High Line’s wild g... read more
  • Vote Now: Help Select the Next High Line Print

    The High Line Flickr Pool is an great resource for beautiful photographs of the park. One of these images, taken by five contributors to the Flickr Pool, will be selected as the next High Line Print.  With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best p... read more