The High Line Blog

  • Name That Plant!

      Today's blog post was guest written by one of our Greeters, Claudia Berger. One thing is for sure, rain certainly helps the garden grow. The last few weeks of rain has really allowed the Chelsea Grasslands section to flourish. Flowers and other plants of all colors, shapes and sizes have... read more
  • Update on Park Entrances

    If you visited the park in our first couple of weeks, you may have been told to enter using the Gansevoort access point. This early limited access was part of our strategy to handle the anticipated heavy crowds on the park initially. You can now enter and exit the park at all access points (Gan... read more
  • Wallpaper.com Video

    [brightcove vid=25167691001&exp3=9305148001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=1336820319&w=450&h=350] Here's a video from UK-based Wallpaper, featuring Co-Founder Joshua David and lead designer James Corner. It was shot back in April, a couple months before the park opened, and it's am... read more
  • Our New Flickr Pool Wants Your Photos

    We've created a brand-new Flickr Group, and it's looking a little lonely. We need YOU to cheer up our Pool by adding photos of your High Line visit! If you have a Flickr account, go to www.flickr.com/groups/friendsofthehighline/ and click "Join this Group" at the top. Once you're a member, it's... read more
  • The Curse of Ezekiel Marcus

      Some of you may have noticed an increase in precipitation over the past month or so. Meteorologists have put it down to the high-altitude jet stream that normally guides the movement of weather across the country being slightly south of its normal position- an explanation that may suffic... read more
  • Guest Blog: Lisa Switkin, Landscape Architect

    The Sundeck's lounge chairs are a popular spot for resting and people-watching.  Lisa Switkin is Associate Principal and Lead Designer of the High Line at James Corner Field Operations. She writes today about her initial responses to seeing the High Line's design turned into reality: "Aft... read more
  • High Line Renegade Cabaret!

      Like any respectable New York City park, the High Line has attracted its fair share of recurring characters (anyone have any video of Boba Fett playing video game songs on his accordion?), but none have been quite as popular as the "Renegade Cabaret" that has emerged from an apartment bui... read more
  • Love on the Line

    At around 10:10 this morning, I was informed that someone was about to propose to his girlfriend on the High Line. I arrived on site about ten minutes later, just in time to watch one of the most absurdly romantic scenes I've seen outside of Casablanca. Gene proposed to his girlfriend Abby in t... read more
  • Busy Sunday on the High Line!

    Despite the clouds, the High Line has welcomed thousands of visitors so far today, during the first weekend that Section 1 has been open. We're thrilled to see so many people enjoying the park!  For these first few weeks, while we're anticipating a high volume of visitors, the main entry point ... read more
  • NY Post Ribbon Cutting Video

    The Post ran this as part of their coverage of opening this week. A good, short summary. We collected some links to other opening coverage here. read more