The High Line Blog

  • Snow People Take Over the High Line

    One of the snowmen built on the High Line over the weekend. This guy greeted visitors at the 10th Avenue Square.  This past weekend, the High Line was inundated with a peaceful army of snow people. Park visitors took advantage of the record snowfall and a created snowmen and ladies in wi... read more
  • Meet High Line Gardener Johnny Linville

    Johnny Linville at work on the High Line. Photo by David Kimelman. See more of the gardeners in action in David's album on Flickr.  Johnny Linville, one of the High Line's five full-time gardeners (and frequent equipment model) recently told me about his transition from traditional offic... read more
  • What's That Scent? Bond No. 9's New Fragrance Inspired by the High Line

    Bond No. 9 High Line Bond No. 9 is launching "High Line," a new fragrance inspired by the High Line's opening season. The company has made a generous donation to the High Line, and has also announced that a portion of all US sales of the new fragrance will go toward supporting the High Line's o... read more
  • 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