The High Line Blog

  • Learning and Play: Intern Reflections on Summer at the Park

    Friends of the High Line offers free public programs for kids and families on the High Line, offering a chance to learn about the park's history, design, plants, and art through creative play and nature-based education. Juliet Schraeder joined Friends of the High Line for the summer of 2011 as t... read more
  • West Side Cowboys in Literature

    A West Side Cowboy. Friends of the High Line supporter Flo Muller was kind enough to point out a fascinating description of the days before the High Line, filled with cowboys and trains on the streets of Manhattan, in Mario Puzo’s book The Fortunate Pilgrim; "Larry Angeluzzi spurred his jet... read more
  • A Bittersweet Farewell and A New Chapter for High Line Art

    Lauren Ross. Last week, we bid farewell to Lauren Ross, our Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of Arts Programs. When Lauren first came to us in 2009, we were in the final stages of construction on the first section of the High Line, and Creative Time was helping us install our first pu... read more
  • On View from the High Line: Rooftop Dance Performances

    Trisha Brown Dance Company recreates Roof Piece, originally performed in SoHo in 1971. Photo by Friends of the High Line  Despite heavy winds and ominous clouds on the horizon, nine dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company stepped into place on rooftops along the southern terminus of ... read more
  • Construction Update: Section 2 Will Open in June

    Construction crews are busy installing plants and building the elevators, stairs, and design features in preparation for Section 2 to open next month. When we are ready to announce the opening date, we will share it with you here. In the mean time, we invite you to check out a new video. The ... read more
  • Construction Update: Planting Underway in Section 2

    Crews recently installed more than 8,000 plants in the beds under the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, a dense woodland area in Section 2. Here, a crew member plants Densiflora lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'Densiflora'), an evergreen groundcover. Photo by Tim Schneck  Now that the w... read more
  • High Line Green-Up: Preparing the Planting Beds for Spring

    High Line Green-Up takes place once a year at the start of the growing season. This year, more than 100 volunteers from the greater High Line community dedicated their time and energy to help our gardeners complete this tremendous task. High Line Green-Up began on March 1, and thanks to thei... read more
  • First Signs of Spring on the High Line

    Tommasini's crocus (Crocus tommassinianus), one of the first bulbs to bloom this season. Find them on the High Line in the Washington Grasslands and Chelsea Grasslands. Photo by Friends of the High Line  Spring is one of the most special and vibrant times on the High Line. Each time you v... read more
  • Video: First High Line-Commissioned Dance Performance

    Very soon, we'll announce the High Line's 2011 spring and summer calendar, full of free and low-cost events for people of all ages. To give you a taste of what kinds of special events you can expect, here's a new video highlighting one of our favorites from last year—our very first com... read more
  • Construction Update: 30th Street Cut-Out

      At the northern terminus of Section 2, construction crews recently hoisted a 15-by-35-foot steel frame into place. The frame is a key component of the Viewing Platform above the 30th Street Cut-Out, an area where the High Line’s concrete decking has been removed, revealing the steel gridw... read more