The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Wild Spurge

    This inviting flower blooms on the High Line at Little West 12th and West 16th Streets. Photo by Joan Garvin 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 m... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Capturing the High Line on Film

    Caught on film: the silhouettes of High Line visitors are pronounced against a bright cut-out of the sky. Photo by Dave Bias One of the wonderful things about photographing New York City is playing with geometry. The architectural elements of buildings layered with signage and sky create inter... read more
  • The Story Behind the Shot: An Aerial View in 2011

    In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan captured this iconic High Line aerial photograph around the time of the opening of the second se... read more
  • In the Middle of a Delicious Season of High Line Food

    Photos by: (First row from left) Jenna Saraco, Rowa Lee, Nicole Franzen; (Second row from left) Friends of the High Line, Nicole Franzen, Friends of the High Line; (Third row from left) Nicole Franzen, Ed Anderson courtesy of Ten Speed Press Publications, Rowa Lee. We’re halfway through a delicio... read more
  • High Line Headquarters to Be Named The Diller - von Furstenberg Building

    A rendering of The Diller – von Furstenberg Building, the High Line's new operations center, located at the southern terminus of the park. Image by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Beyer Blinder Belle. In recognition of the extraordinary generosity of The Diller – von Furstenberg ... read more
  • From Frozen Turkeys to Park Visitors: A History of What the High Line Carried

    At the height of its activity, the High Line was one of the city's most prominent food distributors, delivering processed meat and baked goods to hungry New Yorkers. Photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing Company As anyone who has had to pull off a Thanksgiving feast in a pinch knows, f... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Emerald Pagoda Japanese Snowbell

    The Emerald Pagoda Japanese snowbell has begun to bear lovely green fruit, pictured here. You can find this plant on the High Line at West 21st Street. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running i... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Monarch Butterflies on the High Line

    High Line Photographer Phil Vachon captured this beautiful shot of a monarch butterfly as it perched on a broadleaf ironweed bloom last September. Photo by Phil Vachon Late summer blooms are in full-swing at the High Line, and accordingly the park’s plantings are abuzz with pollinators. Thi... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Caroline Mak of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Incorporating elements of the emerging microbrewery scene in New York City and drink traditions from Hong Kong, Brooklyn Soda Works has revolutionized the conventional soda. In this week's installment of Faces Behind the Food, co-owner Caroline Mak tells us about her internationally-inspired ... read more
  • High Line and Brooklyn Grange Host Honey Day

    The High Line and Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm recently hosted Honey Day, an annual family-friendly event that educates participants about the important role of the honeybee. Through fun activities, honey tastings, and an open market featuring local beekeepers’ crafts and honey, participants di... read more