The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • 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