The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: "Falling" in Love

    A young couple embraces in front of High Line Art’s newest billboard commission, Blue Falling, by artist Ryan McGinley. Photo by Timothy Schenck This week, a new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD was installed next to the High Line at West 18th Street. April’s installation features a cool-hued photograph by ... read more
  • Meet the Staff: Jennette Mullaney, Digital Communications Manager

    We are pleased to introduce you to Jennette Mullaney – social media guru, literary buff, art enthusiast, cat lover, and the latest addition to our staff at Friends of the High Line. As the new Digital Communications Manager, Jennette is working to share the High Line story and engage the... read more
  • High Line Food 2013 Season Starts April 19

    Photos by Nicole Franzen, Jason Scott courtesy of The Taco Truck, and Patricia Wancko courtesy of Sigmund’s Pretzels If you, like us, salivate over the glossy deliciousness found in the food section of New York magazine, then you saw this week’s exciting announcement about spring eats at the Hig... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Lucile’s glory-of-the-snow

    This brightly-colored perennial is native to the mountainous regions of Turkey, where it will often pop up through a layer of snow in early spring. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped runnin... read more
  • FeLine Friends of the High Line Cat Festival

    Cats enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and conspicuous lack of annoying dogs at our first FeLine Friends of the High Line cat festival. Meow! The fur flew this Saturday during FeLine Friends of the High Line, the first annual cat festival on the High Line. From the Rail Yards Gate to the Gansevoo... read more
  • Spring Hours to Return on Monday, April 1

    Stop by the park next week for an evening stroll, and enjoy the views from the 26th Street Viewing Spur. Photo by Iwan Baan It’s official: the High Line’s spring hours will begin on Monday, April 1. Beginning on Monday, the park will be open daily, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Summer hours will ... read more
  • That’s a Wrap: Spring Cutback Is Complete!

    We did it! Despite the unseasonably cold weather, two snowstorms, several days of rain, and yesterday's hail shower, we completed this year's High Line Spring Cutback in record time. These horticulture enthusiasts from REI were among the 80 volunteers who helped get the job done. Photo by Liz Lig... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Early Spring Texture

    Earlier this week, High Line Photographer Beverly Israely captured this interesting shot of the hollow stems of the Equisetum hyemale, or giant horsetail. This wetland species grows along the water feature on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck, between West 14th and West 15th Streets. ... read more
  • Meet the High Line Green Corps

    It’s alternative spring break week at the High Line. Pictured here are the teens participating in this year’s High Line Green Corps, an education and job-training program by Friends of the High Line. Photo by Beverly Israely Sixteen-year-old Winona Kay Holderbaum was amazed the first time she... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Giant Pussy Willow

    Pussy Willows are named for their soft cat fur-like blooms that herald spring. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grass... read more