The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Section 2 Construction Update: Plank Delivery

    The pathway system's substructure at 28th Street, ready to be planked.  Even on frigid days like last Friday, with icy winds whipping off the Hudson, our construction team is busy at work building the landscape on Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street). For weeks now, the team has been lay... read more
  • High Line Regular Tommy Flamer

      Friends of the High Line staff have known neighborhood resident Tommy Flamer for a long time. Before Section 1 opened, Tommy was a fixture at all of our Rail Yards hearings, community meetings, and public programs. We would often spot him walking underneath the High Line, looking up.  Al... read more
  • Holly on the High Line

    Winter Red winterberry holly with grey birch in the Gansevoort Woodland.Photo by Patrick Cullina.  Here's another sight-seeing item to add to your holiday list – the Winter Red winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red') that's brightening the Gansevoort Woodland with clusters of li... read more
  • New Yorker: High Line Tops 2009 Architecture List

    As part of the New Yorker blog's 2009 Year in Review, architecture critic Paul Goldberger has assembled a list of the Ten Most Positive Architectural Events of 2009. At the top of the list is the High Line; Goldberger writes, "Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this yea... read more
  • M&O's New Worksman Trikes!

    High Line Gardener Johnny Linville test-drives one of the new maintenance trikes.  Because of the High Line's narrow pathways and relatively long distances, it can take a member of our maintenance and operations team 30 minutes to walk from the trailers at 20th Street, down to the Gansevoo... read more
  • West Chelsea Rezoning Wins 2009 ULI Global Award

    West Chelsea Rezoning map from the DCP';s website.  The Department of City Planning's 2005 West Chelsea Rezoning proposal recently won this year's Urban Land Institute's Global Award for Excellence.  The ULI bestows their Global Award on projects across the world that show "the best cross-... read more
  • Art of Noise. Happy Weekend, NYC

    Excuse the re-post, but I consider it my duty to make sure everyone watches this at least once. This little gem of a music video was shot by Art of Noise on the High Line in 1984. Baffled? Original Post is Here. read more
  • Holiday Singing with NYC Lab School, December 17

      Are you as excited as we are for another beautiful winter in New York City? Then come help us celebrate the season with the New York City Lab School Chorus and Craft Sweets for a performance of winter songs and a feast of some sweet treats on the High Line. The NYC Lab School High Schoo... read more