The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Thematic Map of 14th Street and 10th Avenue

    Image from Synedoche Design  A group of graduate architecture students from the University of Michigan recently created this intriguing map of surface temperatures on the High Line. Adam Smith, also one of the creators of Synedoche Design, tells us they chose to measure the space at 14th S... read more
  • 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