The High Line Blog

  • November 23 Rail Yards Hearing: Note Location Change!

    Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography  We need your help at City Hall on Monday, November 23, as the City Council's Zoning Subcommittee holds a final public hearing on the rezoning of the Western Rail Yards. City Council Hearing on Western Rail Yards Monday, November 23, 9:30 AM C... read more
  • We're Thankful

    Thanksgiving at the High Line. Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.  Yesterday, the High Line staff celebrated Thanksgiving early with a farewell potluck in honor of our seasonal staff (a sample of the myriad of delicious dishes is pictured above).  High Line gardeners Au'brey Gill, Meg Graham, and ... read more
  • The Joy of the 14th Street Elevator

    Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.  The new 14th Street elevator is now open (and beautiful).  Next time you visit the High Line, give it a try--you'll be transported from street level to High Line level by way of a vivid yellow-green car. It's just to the West of the High Line stairs on 14th Stre... read more
  • Video: At Work on the High Line

    Video by Adam Kaufman Ever wonder who's up on the High Line weeding, watering, collecting garbage, sweeping, and generally making sure the park is a great place to be? Meet gardener Andi Lawton and custodian Jose Casanova, part of the High Line's stellar maintenance and operations team.  In th... read more
  • Everything Must Go!

    Artist Kim Beck, who is currently developing an artwork to go on the High Line, has a great installation in Chelsea that reflects our economically troubled times.  "Everything Must Go!" presents the all-too-familiar sight of clearance and going-out-of-business signs.  Casual passersby might not... read more
  • Winter-Proofing the High Line

    High Line gardener Kaspar Wittlinger watering the grasses just south of the Standard Hotel. Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.  Despite the mild weather so far this season, winter is on its way. Most of the above-ground vegetation on the High Line will lie dormant in the freezing weather, but in ... read more
  • 1948 Aerial Photo

    The West Side, from about West 15th Street to West 10th Street. Courtesy Nick Jones.  High Line supporter Nick Jones recently sent this great aerial shot our way. He tells us it was taken in 1948, and that the aircraft  (from left to right a Stinson SR-10, Grumman Widgeon, and Grumman Goos... read more
  • Plant Flags

    Plant flags in the Gansevoort Woodland. Photo by Auzelle Epeneter.  If you've visited the High Line recently, you've probably noticed planting areas marked with red and blue flags.  We've been getting a lot of questions about them.  Their purpose is simple – not for marking pesticides; no... read more
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    November Blooms

    Via Josiah Lau's Flickr  If the 5:00 darkness is making you want to crawl into bed until April, it may be time for a walk on the High Line, where the colorful blooms and fall foliage are still going strong!Of the 210 species of grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees on Section 1 of th... read more
  • Bird Rescue

    Rescued American Woodcock.  This fancy bird, a migratory American Woodcock, was rescued by High Line gardener and bird enthusiast Maryanne on Friday. It was found huddled in a doorway on West 20th Street, stunned but not visibly injured -- she guessed the little guy had flown into the side... read more