The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Foxtail Lily

    In June, the High Line’s various grasses thicken turning the park’s planting beds into a verdant backdrop for the showy blooms of foxtail lilies. Photo by Juan Valentin  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the tra... read more
  • A Special Gift to the Campaign for the High Line

    A nighttime view from West 23rd Street, looking north toward Hudson Yards, where Coach will be an anchor tenant in a new tower under construction at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan  We are pleased to share exciting news: Coach has made a $5 million gift to the Campaign... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Manhattanhenge

    Twice a year, a curious cosmic phenomenon brings photographers to the streets of New York City in droves. Manhattanhenge, as it is fondly called, is an event in which the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s east-west street grid, causing the setting sun to be viewable down the center line of ma... read more
  • Celebrate Dad with High Line Shop Gifts

    Johnny, our Manager of Horticulture, demonstrates proper penmanship for his son Ansel using our HL Logo Notebook + Pen Set. “Awwwwwww,” said everyone in the High Line office. For Father’s Day, we invited a few of the dads at Friends of the High Line to test out our bestselling Hi... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Trevor St. Pierre of The Taco Truck

    The Taco Truck may be best known for its addictive pollo asado tortas, but we’d like to introduce you to the person preparing these popular dishes. Meet Trevor St. Pierre, manager of The Taco Truck, in our latest installment of Faces Behind the Food. For hours and locations of all of our vendo... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Mars Midget Pincushion Plant

    Popping up from the High Line’s planting beds are the deep red blooms of Mars Midget pincushion plant. This long bloomer will be on-view through the fall. Photo by Beverly Israely  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks a... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Carol Bove at the Rail Yards

    Carol Bove's sculpture, Prudence, contrasts with the lush green spring foliage and hard architectural elements of the High Line at the Rail Yards. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  The 2013 season of High Line Art includes a variety of new commissions, including contemporary takes on urban mo... read more
  • Faces Behind the Food: Amanda Meister of Sigmund’s Pretzels

    “Growing up, unlike most families who plan the day around attractions in the area, mine planned the day around where we were going to eat,” says Amanda Meister of Sigmund’s Pretzels.   Whether she’s discussing what makes the best pretzel or how to build the best boat, Amanda Meister, manag... read more
  • An Excerpt from 'Eat the City' by Robin Shulman

    From Shulman's Eat the City: “The High Line, an elevated freight line, had to be constructed from Thirty-Fourth Street down to Spring Street, cutting right inside of warehouses to make second-story meat deliveries.” In this image, the High Line runs through the former Cudahy Meatpacking plant. P... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Mt. Everest ornamental onion

    Late spring at the High Line is dominated by showy Allium blooms. The Chelsea Grasslands, between West 17th and West 20th Streets, is an especially good place to observe a variety of Alliums including Mt. Everest ornamental onion. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  The High Line’s planting d... read more