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Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipeDaffodil blooms emerging on the High Line.
 

The first spring has arrived on the High Line. If you have visited the park recently, you may have noticed that the landscape looks completely different than it did two months ago. The sun and mild temperatures have charmed the spring blooms out of their buds, leaving our planting beds awash with vibrant colors and fresh growth.

The transformation of the High Line from winter to spring was no easy feat. Section 1 contains more than 40,000 grasses and perennials, most of which need to be cut back in order to make room for new spring growth.

The cutback process began in February. Since then, our High Line gardeners, administrative staff, and neighborhood volunteers have spent more than 1,200 hours preparing the planting beds for spring.

Author: 
Julia Boyer
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pipeGroup leaders encourage kids to make music using recycled materials from Chelsea Market at last season's Bash the Trash parade.
 

Did you know that Friends of the High Line hosts free- and low-cost public programs?

Each season, we offer variety of opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages to meet their neighbors, share their stories, and take part in fun activities inspired by the distinctiveness of the High Line.

Author: 
Julia Boyer
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Tonight, the New York Landmarks Conservancy will honor Friends of the High Line with the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
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pipeSpencer Finch's The River That Flows Both Ways on view in the Chelsea Market Passage. Photo by Iwan Baan.
 

Do you wonder what public art does? Or, what makes a public space successful?

Author: 
Julia Boyer
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pipeAn image from David Kimelman's series, Park Life: 4 Seasons on the High Line
 

New York-based photographer David Kimelman been capturing the beauty and spirit of the High Line since it opened last summer. In March, he launched a new year-long photo project documenting the park through the four seasons.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipeEastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) beginning to bloom in the Gansevoort Woodland.
 

With all the plants in bloom right now on the High Line, it's hard to believe there was ever a period of dormancy. From the redbud's bold lipstick-shaped blooms, to the dainty, sunshine-colored miniature daffodils, the whole park is beginning to take on a renewed feeling of wildness.

Author: 
Julia Boyer

Planning a visit to the High Line? Keep an eye out for the temporary stairs at the 14th Street access point.

Temporary changes to High Line access at 14th Street will take place over the coming weeks due to construction of an adjacent building.

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