The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Saturday, October 3rd: The Drop

    THE DROP: URBAN ART INFILL is a day long festival of public interactive art, music, and fashion projects on 25th Street between 10th & 11th avenues happening tomorrow, October 3, 2009.  After wandering through the exhibitions, check out the party under the High Line at 25th Street! This event ... read more
  • October Blooms

    Photo credit Joan Garvin.  It's officially fall. Mornings are brisk, sunsets are early, and much of the landscape on the High Line has taken on an airier, golden brown look as its grasses go to seed. Remembering, of course, that brown is also a color, there's a lot to look for in this new f... read more
  • What's that Smell?

    Via christiNYCa's flickr.  If you've been up to the High Line recently, you may have noticed a particular scent coming mostly from Chelsea Grasslands. It's been described as smelling like coriander, a combination of honey and cilantro leaves, or popcorn.   I've also overheard it described, ... read more
  • Art Talk this Wednesday: Spencer Finch

    Photo by David B. Smith  Spencer Finch's The River That Flows Both Ways is the spectacular installation of 700 panes of colored glass that covers the western wall of the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line.  Come hear this articulate and engaging artist speak about that piece and other... read more
  • Tonight: Public Art Panel Discussion

    At the end of July, we went to the opening of No Longer Empty, an exhibition inspired by the High Line and located nearby the  in an empty storefront space. Now, in conjunction with that exhibition, the show's organizers  are presenting a panel discussion on public art and alternative art spaces... read more
  • Press File: The "Happy Couple" on the Daily Beast

    Earlier this summer, the Daily Beast's Matthew Dakotah interviewed co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond on their thoughts about the High Line's opening season. The piece is now up, and offers a nice look into the minds of the guys behind the park. In it, Robert and Josh dish on their doubt... read more
  • Kitchen Block Party this Saturday!

      This Saturday brings the Kitchen Block Party, free neighborhood street festival the High Line, put on by the Kitchen, one of our favorite arts partners. It happens from 12 Noon to 5 PM on West 19th St. between 10th and 11th Aves. We'll be there, with a booth featuring interactive art pr... read more