The High Line Blog

  • San Francisco's Own "Death Avenue"

    Market Street, San Francisco. A friend working on Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail linked us to this beautiful video of a turn-of-the-century ride down Market Street in San Francisco, California. The original film, uncovered by film historian David Kiehn, and also available on YouTube (we prefer ... read more
  • Save the High Line at the Rail Yards: Upcoming Public Hearing

    From the beginning, it has always been our vision to preserve the entire High Line, from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, through the West Side Rail Yards. On Wednesday, May 12, the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the City's ULURP application to all... read more
  • Kyla Dippong

    High Line gardener Kyla Dippong at work in the park.  There are certain people with personalities that stretch beyond their person, and High Line Gardener Kyla Dippong is one of them — everything about her exudes the feeling of plants. It's not that she can identify nearly every spe... read more
  • Kyla Dippong

    High Line gardener Kyla Dippong at work in the park.  There are certain people with personalities that stretch beyond their person, and High Line Gardener Kyla Dippong is one of them — everything about her exudes the feeling of plants. It's not that she can identify nearly every spe... read more
  • Kyla Dippong

    High Line gardener Kyla Dippong at work in the park.  There are certain people with personalities that stretch beyond their person, and High Line Gardener Kyla Dippong is one of them — everything about her exudes the feeling of plants. It's not that she can identify nearly every spe... read more
  • High Line Art: Richard Galpin's Viewing Station

    A rendering by the artist. Later this evening, Friends of the High Line will debut Richard Galpin’s Viewing Station, a new interactive public art exhibit that offers abstracted views of buildings and streetscapes adjacent to the High Line. Viewing Station invites park visitors to peek into a vi... read more
  • May Blooms: Sage, Stonecrop, Shooting Star, and More!

    'Mount Everest' onion (Allium 'Mount Everest') in bloom in near the 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Joan Garvin.  May promises to be an excellent month to view blooms on the High Line. With all the mild, sunny weather, expect to see a variety of different blooms taking off every week. Chec... read more
  • Public Art Arrives at the Maintenance & Operations Facility

    Whitney Museum of America Art's Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown. Now on view: Guyton\Walker.  Recent visitors to the High Line may notice an explosion of public art in and around our Maintenance and Operations Facilities at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Bright, bold decals... read more
  • Michael Angelo's The Lipstick Portraits

    Amanda Lepore. Somaly Mam. Throughout history, the use of cosmetics has carried many meanings for different cultures. In some situations, it represents social conformity; in others, a mark of liberation and self-expression. But beauty tools can also signify slavery. In Cambodia, young women ... read more
  • Tour the High Line during NYC Wildflower Week

    The High Line's Northern Spur Horticultural Preserve in bloom. Thanks to Christy and John Mack Foundation.  Most New Yorkers don't expect their city to be a place for wildflowers. Our friends at NYC Wildflower Week aim to change that perception, and we're proud to have the High Line incl... read more