The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Shenandoah Red Switch Grass

    Shenandoah red switch grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’) is accented by airy reddish-pink panicles in the summer. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 t... read more
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    The Splendor of the Summer Garden

    The High Line's gardens are lush with blooms and green growth in the summer. Photo by Juan ValentinThere's nothing like a brutal, overlong winter to make one appreciate a summer garden. On those days when the sun is hot and you're tempted to hurry by beautiful blooms, remember this. And this. An... read more
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    Staff Spotlight: A Day with Gardener John Gunderson

    Gardener John Gunderson has been with Friends of the High Line since 2011. Photo by Friends of the High Line While the High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life. The horticulture team is responsible for maintain... read more
  • Staff Spotlight: A Day with Gardener John Gunderson

    Gardener John Gunderson has been with Friends of the High Line since 2011. Photo by Friends of the High Line While the High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life. The horticulture team is responsible for maintaini... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Harlequin Glorybower

    In late summer, Clerodendrum trichotomum's tubular white flowers fill the air with their sweet fragrance. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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. ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A New York Times Article, Two Residents, and a Historic Community Board Meeting

    Friends of the High Line Co-founders Joshua David (left) and Robert Hammond (right) on the Rail Yards section of the High Line in 2001. Photo by Joel Sternfeld, courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York On this day 15 years ago, an article on the High Line ran in the New York Times.... read more
  • Celebrating the Hardworking Honeybee

    A honeybee enjoys a visit to the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus In anticipation of High Line Honey Day on July 30, we’re exploring the world of honeybees. We invited Dan Carr, Assistant Livestock Manager at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, to introduce our readers to this i... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sea Lavender

    The lovely sea lavender (Limonium platyphyllum) is in bloom on the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 includ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Over the Moon

    On Friday evening and early Saturday morning this past week, New Yorkers were treated to a larger-than-life moon, or “supermoon.” Photo by Mike Tschappat High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat captured this striking photo of a “supermoon” last Friday, while perched on the High Line with his... read more
  • Meet the 2014 Teen Arts Council

    The Teen Arts Council: Our group is small; our vision is big – taking Friends of the High Line into the future! Photo by Friends of the High Line This blog post was written by Teen Arts Council members William Natal, Eva Polanco, and Pedro Hidalgo. The Teen Arts Council, or TAC, is a gro... read more