The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: A Look Back at the Rail Yards

    Construction crews work on the steel structure of the High Line on West 30th Street. Photographer Unknown When this photograph was taken in 1933, construction of the High Line, then called the New York Central Elevated Spur, was nearly complete. The elevated railway would soon be carrying freigh... read more
  • Share Photos of the Favorite People in Your Life

    Show us who you love! Share photos of the favorite people in your life in front of You & Me, the new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD by Allen Ruppersberg at West 18th Street. Couples walking hand-in-hand, families with strollers, friends sipping coffee and chatting – the High Line is a community sp... read more
  • An Important Message from Co-Founder Robert Hammond

    We are about to begin an exciting new chapter in the life of the High Line. Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond today announced his intent to step down at the end of the year. Along with Co-Founder Joshua David, Robert has worked tirelessly for 14 years to build the High Line ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Remembering the Last Snowfall

    A snowman greets High Line visitors in 2011. Photo by Karen Blumberg As we speak, snow is blanketing New York City. High Line Maintenance and Operations staff are readying their shovels, snow brooms, and ice picks for the estimated 10–14 inches of snow that the city will be receiving in the ... read more
  • You Helped Choose the Next High Line Map Cover

    Thanks to all who took part in our cover photo contest for the third edition of the High Line Map. Follow us after the jump for details. More than 700 people voted on Facebook, and one photo emerged as a clear winner. With over half of the votes, a contemplative sunset shot by Austin Ke... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line at the Rail Yards

    A view inside the construction tent at West 30th Street, where crews are finishing the sandblasting and repainting of the High Line's steel structure. Photo by Timothy Schenck Construction crews have finished sandblasting and painting the High Line at the Rail Yards. Follow us after the jump ... read more
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Help Us with Spring Cutback

    We need your help cutting back the High Line's plants to make way for new spring growth. Photos by Friends of the High Line   With snow flurries transforming our city into a winter wonderland, it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner. But the first signs of the new g... read more
  • Rail Yards Construction Update

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  • Plant of the Week: Red Sprite Winterberry

    Red Sprite winterberry produces vibrant red berries during the winter months of the year, adding color to the High Line’s winter landscape. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. T... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Snow on the Tracks

    High Line Photographer Oliver Rich braved the cold to capture this serene early-morning scene following a light snowfall this past Saturday. While it wasn’t quite enough snow to call our Snow Volunteers into action or hold our much-anticipated High Line Snow Sculpt-Off, early birds were tr... read more