The High Line Blog

  • Fire Escape Music

    If you visited the High Line this past summer, you may have been pleasantly surprised by the High Line Renegade Cabaret, a free show of Jazz singing played from a fire escape on 20th Street. Justin Sullivan, a musically-inclined downstairs neighbor, put on some shows of his own, recruiting loc... read more
  • 2009 in Pictures

    Dear Friends, 2009 has been a remarkable year for the High Line. After spending the spring working on the final stages of construction, we opened the first section of the park in June. Since then, we estimate that nearly 2 million people have visited. We hope you were among these first visitors ... read more
  • The High Line is Open on New Year's Day

    Via ButterFly Project's Flickr Photostream.  Ring in the new year by strolling the High Line! The park will be open New Year's Day (regular winter hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM). In case of extreme inclement weather any time this winter, please check our Web site and/or twitter for info on p... read more
  • Where Have All the Trailers Gone?

    In addition to all the shoveling the High Line staff did to keep the park open this weekend, our temporary Maintenance & Operations facility has been moved down to the southern entrance of the High Line, at street level. In order to get ready for the joining of Section 1 to Section 2 (still unde... read more
  • The First Big Snow

    If you haven't already caught glimpses of the High Line dressed in white, check out this snow-strewn photo that our Maintenance & Operations staff took this weekend. The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck under a white blanket.  In order to clear the snow, the crew used various tools and eq... read more
  • High Line among New York Times 2009 Architectural Triumphs

    Photo by Librado Romero/The New York Times.  "Despite the fears and anxieties of many [...] that rapacious developers would transform the High Line into a glorified mall," Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote last week in the New York Times,  "it has already become–just five months after the com... read more
  • Lab School Chorus Braves the Cold to Bring the Cheer

    Photo by Joan Garvin  Last night, students from Chelsea's NYC Lab School Chorus braved the bitter temperature and biting wind for a holiday concert in the High Line's Chelsea Market passage. The kids gamely ran through their repertoire, from seasonal selections like "Walking in a Winter Wo... read more
  • An Award for the High Line

    We are proud to announce that the High Line has been bestowed with an award from the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics: First Prize for "Best Show in a Public Space."  I have the honor of accepting this award at a reception at the Guggenheim Museum, alongside esteemed c... read more
  • Join Your Local Community Board!

    The Manhattan Borough President's office is currently accepting applications for community board membership! Community boards are charged with representing community interests on crucial issues of development, land use, zoning, and city service delivery. Serving on a board is an incredible opport... read more
  • Elevator Ride

    We love this little photo of a trip on the 14th Street elevator, posted on Flickr by 24gotham. The recently-opened elevator has quickly become one of our favorite parts of the park, especially in gray weather. As someone in our office said yesterday, "it feels sunny in there." read more