The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Astronomy on the High Line

    Yes, you CAN see stars in New York City! Through the end of  November join us as we team with the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York for Astronomy on the High Line, each Tuesday at dusk. Come view the night sky using the AAA's high-powered telescopes, and get a lesson from the ex... read more
  • High Line at the Rail Yards: Major Breakthrough!

    Copyright Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography  We just received word of an exciting development at the West Side Rail Yards. The Department of City Planning has announced that the City will initiate the process to allow it to acquire the High Line above 30th Street. The City's... read more
  • This Saturday: PS 11 Fall Festival and Crafts in Chelsea

    Photo credit goes here. While the chilly breeze blows on the High Line this weekend, you can come down to two fabulous fall celebrations on one block: P.S. 11's Fall Festival, and Crafts in Chelsea, presented by the independent artists of The {NewNew}. The two events are presented in collaborati... read more
  • Billboard Art Near the High Line

    Felix Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (1991)  Recent visitors to the High Line may have noticed a billboard that has appeared on a building on 13th St., across from the Standard Hotel.  It has no text, and shows an image of an empty mussed bed, its pillows still showing the impressions of two hea... read more
  • New Whitney Museum Makes Advances

    Rendering of Whitney Museum. The New York Times reported yesterday that the Whitney Museum has signed its contract with New York City's Economic Development Corporation to take over a city-owned site next to the southern end of the High Line.  The Whitney is planning a new museum designed by Ren... read more
  • This Weekend: Openhousenewyork on the High Line!

    OHNY on the High Line.  For the seventh year, Friends of the High Line will participate in the annual openhousenewyork weekend; the largest architect and design event in America. This year, our first year of participation with the park open to the public, we invite guests to join us on the... read more
  • High Line Open Studios 09

      At Friends of the High Line, we love anything that celebrates artists who work in the High Line neighborhood.  So we are excited about the annual High Line Open Studios, coming up on October 15 through 18.  Using a map, participants take themselves on self-guided tours of artist studios i... read more
  • The High Line on the BBC

    BBC Correspondent Jonathan Marcus was in New York a couple of weeks ago, and took a walk on the High Line with Robert. He produced a 5-minute "From Our Own Correspondent" piece on the High Line, which was broadcast in the UK last week, and will be on the World Service in the coming days. Beside... read more
  • Naming a Special Feature

    On Friday, new signs were installed to mark the naming of one of the High Line's most beloved features, The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck. A generous gift from The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation made this feature possible, and it's quickly become an extremely popular gathering spot... read more