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Park Update: Crews have cleared the High Line's paths, and the park is open to the public between Gansevoort and 30th Streets. We are working to open the remainder of the park as soon as possible. Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

The High Line Blog

  • Introducing the High Line Network

    Twenty years ago, transforming an industrial relic into a public park seemed like a far-fetched idea. But by collaborating with an array of community leaders, organizations, elected officials, and supporters, we were able to create an extraordinary public space together. The High Line's success... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Walker’s Low Persian catmint

    Nepeta racemosa is an herbaceous perennial native to the Caucasus, Turkey and Iran. Purple flowers bloom on spikes from late spring through fall and are loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects. Cats are also interested in this plant! The leaves and stems of Nepet... read more
  • Out of Line: Q&A with Shaun Leonardo

    Now in its second year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists. Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses modes of self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of m... read more
  • What is a Family Program on the High Line?

    "I wish I could do that": the words I want to hear as an adult walks by a family program on the High Line. Family programs on the park aren't about making arts and crafts, but instead are as deeply engaging as programs designed for adults—so much so that adult passersby should be jealous. ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Red Feather Clover

    Without the work of bees and other pollinators, we would not have fruits, nuts, berries or vegetables. But despite their importance to our very existence, many people have an irrational fear of bees. For people with an allergy, a bee sting can be serious, but for most it's merely an annoyance.... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sweetclover

    Sweetclover, Melilotus officinalis, can be found growing on the Interim Walkway by the Western Rail Yards. It is an annual, sometimes biennial, ranging in height between two feet in poor, dry soils to eight feet tall in richer, moist soils. The leaves are in alternate arrangement on the st... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Sourcing Plants

    When visitors see the gardeners planting, they often ask if we replace all our plants each year. One of the many wonderful things about being a perennial garden is that we don't have to re-do our plantings annually. Our plants go dormant in the late fall and start growing again in the spring. ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Mars Midget pincushion plant

    As you make your way through the High Line this spring, notice the different stages of plant growth throughout the park. Some plants are still in their early stages of growth, while others have taken center stage in order to fill in gaps until summer. This is an essential design concept of mat... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Star of Persia

    Photo by Ayinde Listhrop This is certainly a beautiful time of year to visit the High line and perhaps my favorite time of year on the High line other than the fall. Many late spring bloomers are out and about, but be sure to not miss the Allium cristophii, or star of Persia! Allium c... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Blue Ice bluestar

    As you walk along the High Line in May, look down. The park changes each week as more flowers emerge. This month features one of the signature plant genuses of the High Line—the Amsonia or Bluestar family. We have two main types, Amsonia hubrichtii, which is more upright with light blue flo... read more