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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

The High Line Blog

  • Lipstick Kisses on the High Line

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Friends of the High Line! In honor of the romantic holiday, here’s a celluloid strip of lipstick kisses from Jennifer West’s silent film currently looping on HIGH LINE CHANNEL. Jennifer is an experimental filmmaker who works with “direct films,” or films real... read more
  • Volunteer Opportunity: High Line Green-Up Spring Cutback

    We need your help cutting back the High Line's plants to make way for new spring growth. Submit your volunteer application by Monday, February 13. Photo (upper right) by Joan Garvin. Other photos by Friends of the High Line.  The first signs of spring are already popping up along the High... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Giant Pussy Willow

    Pussy willows are named for their soft cat fur-like blooms that herald spring.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials,... read more
  • A Step Forward for the Jersey City Embankment

    A rendering imagines how the abandoned Jersey City railway could be converted into public space. Image by Roman Pohorecki.  Community members in Jersey City are celebrating a step forward toward the preservation of an elevated freight way similar to the High Line. Last Friday, a Federal ap... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pallida Witch Hazel

    Pallida witch hazel produces vibrant yellow flowers early in the year. Photo by Joan Garvin.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 species ... read more
  • An elevated park à la française

    An illustration by designer and author Vahram Muratyan comparing the Promenade Plantée, or Coulée Verte, and the High Line. The illustration is part of his new book, Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities. Image courtesy of the author and Penguin Books.   Paris and New York — two cultu... read more
  • Photography: When Night Falls on the High Line

    With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best photographs of the park. The images are displayed in a rotating gallery on our Web site, giving High Line fans from afar, or those stuck in the office, a great way to keep track of park life. On the blog, ... read more
  • A Play on Voyeurism

    Hyemi Cho’s portraits peek out of the windows of neighboring apartment buildings and playfully engage High Line visitors. Photo by Meg Kinney.  High Line visitors are often surprised to see smiling faces gazing back at them, and even waving, from the windows of neighboring buildings toward... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Jelena Witch Hazel

    This particular cultivar of witch hazel blooms in the winter when most other plants are dormant.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 spe... read more
  • Video: Black-Out on the High Line

    What is going on in this video? You might think the light show is part of a public art installation or ambiance for a dance party, but this is what it looks like in the moments before a black-out on the High Line. Managing one mile of park built on an elevated freight rail line presents... read more