The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Jelena Witch Hazel

    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 more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • goodnight moon

    Goodnight, High Line

    Photo by @hellomwHere's a modern day bedtime story inspired by our favorite park. In the great big city There was an elevated park And a mile-and-a-half long path And a planting bed with Magnolia trees framed against the moon And there were three fashionistas sitting o... read more
  • New Design Concept for the Spur

    A lot of people assume the High Line is done, but there is one more section to build. Though we have completed our original vision of extending the park from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, we always planned to also complete an offshoot of the High Line known as the Spur. Exte... read more
  • Mariana Castillo Deball’s Tales from Mexico

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Mariana Castillo Deball's Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?, part of the group ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Purple milkweed

    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 more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptabili... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    You may be surprised to learn that there are not one, but five, different species of woodpeckers that grace New York City's five boroughs. Some of them are year-round residents (die-hard New Yorkers!) and others make their way to the city during annual migrations. We were thrilled to spot one ... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: Pablo Bronstein’s 'Intermezzo: Two girls wear fashion garments on a palm tree'

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about artworks currently on view at art.thehighline.org. With his irreverent tableaux in which sculpture, ... read more
  • Yutaka Sone’s Marble Island

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan New York, New York on view through March 2016 on the High Line at West 13... read more
  • Plant(s) of the Week: Bigleaf magnolia & Umbrella tree

    Magnolia tripetala. Photo by: Steven Severinghaus 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 more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and... read more
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    Photo(s) of the Week: Winter Sunsets

    Winter – either you love it or you hate it. While we can't say we enjoy shoveling more than our fair share of snow (a whole one and a half miles of it!), walking the park in wintertime never gets old, not even for us Friends of the High Line staff members. These recent photos by Hi... read more