The High Line Blog

  • Friday Video! 1950s Promo Video from NY Central RR

    From the Prelinger Archive, an endlessly fascinating collection of historical videos, images, and documents in the public domain, we've extracted this true gem of railroad history. It's in two parts -- a bit on the long side at nearly 28 minutes, but totally worth it. What else are you doi... read more
  • This Summer: New Sound Art by Stephen Vitiello

    A bell in Herald Square recorded for A Bell for Every Minute, courtesy the artist and Creative Time  Details for a major new art installation, going in on the High Line this summer, have been finalized. Building on the success of Spencer Finch's installation in the Chelsea Market Passag... read more
  • "Night Falls on the High Line" Video

    Still from "Night Falls on the High Line".  This video is helping us ease into our week. Daniel Turkewitz has woven together a series of shots on the High Line–clouds passing over the Hudson, delicate grasses fluttering in the breeze, sky changing from gold to inky blue, and ethereal imag... read more
  • High Line-inspired Art: Sur la ligne/On the line

    Jan Gilbert's "Sur la ligne/On the line" at 571 Projects.  571 Projects in Chelsea is now showing a High Line-inspired work by artist Jan Gilbert. The New Orleans native makes her debut in New York with a piece entitled Sur la ligne/On the line. In the gallery's press release, Gilbert stat... read more
  • Snowy Night

    All the snow we've had lately has made us see the High Line's landscape in a new way. Drifting snow changes the shape of the planting beds and pathways. The monochromatic palate of the landscape makes the skeletal forms of grasses, trees and other landscape elements really pop. Railroad trac... read more
  • Preparing for Spring Growth

    The Chelsea Grasslands this fall. Photo by Bjoern Amherd.  Now that spring is approaching, our gardeners are beginning the cutback process, which will provide space for new growth during the warmer months. In a traditional garden, plants are cut back when their stalks begin to dry during... read more
  • Weekend Snow on the High Line

    While this week's snowstorm turns brown, slushy, and inconvenient on street level, it's still clean and beautiful up on the High Line. There's quite a bit of snow left -- come up and enjoy it this weekend! (Perhaps even make it part of a romantic date on Sunday?) Weather permitting, we'll... read more
  • The High Line Digs Out

    Gardener Johnny Linville clears a path through the Chelsea Grasslands.  Come see the High Line in its stylish white coat! After the snow stopped falling early this morning, our Maintenance and Operations team spent several hours using snow blowers, shovels and an eco-friendly de-icer to cl... read more
  • 30th Street Access Point: Cutting Complete!

    Photograph by Tim Schenck  We love this shot by Tim Schenck of Silman Associates, the High Line’s structural engineering firm. It shows the progress, and the context, of the new access point at 30th Street, what will be the northernmost point of Section 2. Earlier: Section 2 Construction:... read more
  • February Blooms

    Dawn bondant viburnum in bloom.  February is unexpectedly interesting for blooms on the High Line. This month features three plants: witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'), Dawn bodnant viburnum (Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'), and sweet box (Sarcococca hookeriana). The rose-colo... read more