The High Line Blog

  • Follow Us on Twitter!

      That about sums it up. To find out the latest in events, interesting High Line facts, daily happenings on the Line, and more, follow us on Twitter at highlinenyc. read more
  • See Great Art and Support the High Line!

    Tickets are still available for this special self-guided gallery tour of West Chelsea and SoHo, benefiting Friends of the High Line. The daylong event features a self-guided tour of 28 art galleries including James Cohan Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, PaceWildenstein, 303 Gallery, and Zach Feuer Ga... read more
  • Save the Embankment!

    The Harsimus Stem Embankment, Jersey City. Photos by Robert Hammond  On Sunday, Co-Founder Robert Hammond headed over to Jersey City for the Embankment Preservation Coalition's annual members and supporters meeting. He reports back on the High Line's sister project, which is just getting, ... read more
  • Flashy Trash

    The High Line's new snazzy recycling bins steal the show near the Standard Hotel.  Who says recycling isn't stylish? Not the High Line. If you've finished your bottle of water, can of beans, or New York Times, look for the newly installed and eye-catchingly labelled bins to deposit your pl... read more
  • Light Trick?

      Last week, Kaspar Wittlinger (one of the High Line's gardeners, hailing all the way from Muenster, Germany – like the cheese!) showed me an interesting phenomenon happening right now: the lighting fixtures on the High Line are confusing the aromatic aster. You'll notice in the picture ab... read more
  • Wet is Beautiful

    From Don Juan Tenorio's Flickr.  Dreary weather in the city is an opportunity to experience the High Line in an altogether different way. If you're bold enough  to venture up despite the rain, you'll be rewarded with stillness, solitude, and strange beauty as surfaces sparkle and plant colo... read more
  • New Adventures in Composting

      The gardeners working on the High Line are reflections of their workspace: exciting, sturdy, 30 feet off the ground, and working toward sustainability in all its various forms. Gardener Meg Graham recently gave a presentation to her fellow planstpeople about her visit to Growing Power, a ... read more
  • Fall = Hot Cider and Donuts

      As the blustery weather sets in, we all begin to long for something that will warm from the inside out.  Right now in the Chelsea Market Passage, you can find your fix in a quintessentially autumnal fashion. Pastry Chef Erica Leahy of Craftsteak serves up fresh cinnamon-sugar donuts, hot ... read more
  • Village Voice: High Line is Best New Public Space

    The Best of NYC 2009. Hot off the presses is this year's Village Voice Best of NYC. In it, the Voice gives the High Line a big shout-out by naming it the "Best New Public Space" of 2009, calling the park "quite possibly the most relaxing spot in the city." This distinction puts the High Line in... read more
  • Spencer Finch Solo Show

      Artist Spencer Finch, whose stunning The River That Flows Both Ways graces the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line, has a solo exhibition coming up at Postmasters, his gallery in Chelsea.  Entitled The Brain–is wider than the Sky– this show will feature three new projects that contin... read more