The High Line Blog

  • Open Planning Project's New Technology Conference

    On Friday the thirteenth, a group of planners, transportation experts,  sociologists, and techies joined together for an intimate dialogue hosted by The Open Planning Project (TOPP) and the Regional Planning Association (RPA). Perched on top of 148 Lafayette, we gathered to discuss "New Technolog... read more
  • Vancouver's High Line?

    The Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. Image from The Vancouver Sun.  The City of Vancouver could potentially redevelop its twin viaducts, Georgia and Dunsmuir, as public open space, according to a recent article in Vancouver's Georgia Straight. Former Vision Vancouver councilor Jim Green imag... read more
  • 3% of the Out 100

    Photographed by Jason Bell in New York City. Here's a nice one for the High Line's trophy case. Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond, along with architect Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, were honored with inclusion in Out Magazine's annual Out 100, joining the likes of Pedro ... read more
  • 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