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The High Line Blog

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    A Message from the Executive Director

    Dear Friends,When I joined Friends of the High Line as Executive Director, I was overjoyed to take on new challenges and lead one of the most wondrous places in New York City.It has been a privilege to work with the smart, dedicated, and passionate staff of Friends of the High Line, as well as it... read more
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    The Innovative Flavors of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Visitors enjoy drinks from Brooklyn Soda Works. Photo by Rowa Lee   How many soda manufacturers begin production with a trip to the farmer’s market? Brooklyn Soda Works may be the first. The company’s creative process is almost as refreshing as their drinks – unlike traditional sodas ... read more
  • The Innovative Flavors of Brooklyn Soda Works

    Visitors enjoy drinks from Brooklyn Soda Works. Photo by Rowa Lee  How many soda manufacturers begin production with a trip to the farmer’s market? Brooklyn Soda Works may be the first. The company’s creative process is almost as refreshing as their drinks – unlike traditional sodas... read more
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    The Longest Minute: Time Line on the High Line

    Participants take their spot on the line. Photo by Liz LigonHow long is a minute?This was the question posed by artist David Lamelas during his performance Time Line on the High Line. The interactive piece took place in three different locations throughout the park on July 22, 23, and 24. Park v... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Autumn Moor Grass

    Autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis) forms upright clumps that lend an almost formal element to the High Line’s naturalistic aesthetic. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains st... read more
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    High Line Art: Ryan McNamara's Misty Malarky Ying Yang

    Photo by @gabrielaineszOn July 16 and 17, High Line Art presented Misty Malarky Ying Yang, a new performance by artist Ryan McNamara that celebrated the 35th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s famous 1979 “Malaise Speech.”The nationally televised speech focused on the ongoing energy crisis. ... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Hummingbird Moth

    A snowberry clearwing moth, commonly known as a hummingbird moth, sips nectar from a prairie sage bloom on the High Line. Photo by Steven SeveringhausThe High Line’s gardens aren’t just visited and appreciated by people, there are also a host of six- and eight-legged bugs who drop by. You’ll find... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Sideoats Grama

    Bouteloua curtipendula, or sideoats grama, is distinguished by tall stems lined with drooping awns that arch gracefully over the rest of its foliage. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after th... read more
  • Photo of the Week: New York City at Night

    A view looking out across the High Line, 10th Avenue, and the New York City skyline. Photo by Timothy Schenck New York City is a city at its most enchanting after dark. The glow of neon signs, the patchwork of lit windows in tall buildings, and the jagged twinkling skyline of buildings in the di... read more
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    Remembering Johnny Linville

    Photo by Friends of the High Line“Sometimes you forget you’re 30 feet in the air. It’s kind of magical.” This is how Johnny Linville spoke of how he experienced the High Line when he began working here as a gardener in 2009. Five years later, Johnny’s sense of magic in the park was as strong as e... read more