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The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • New Adventures in Composting

      The gardeners working on the High Line are reflections of their workspace: exciting, sturdy, 30 feet off the ground, and working toward sustainability in all its various forms. Gardener Meg Graham recently gave a presentation to her fellow planstpeople about her visit to Growing Power, a ... read more
  • Fall = Hot Cider and Donuts

      As the blustery weather sets in, we all begin to long for something that will warm from the inside out.  Right now in the Chelsea Market Passage, you can find your fix in a quintessentially autumnal fashion. Pastry Chef Erica Leahy of Craftsteak serves up fresh cinnamon-sugar donuts, hot ... read more
  • Village Voice: High Line is Best New Public Space

    The Best of NYC 2009. Hot off the presses is this year's Village Voice Best of NYC. In it, the Voice gives the High Line a big shout-out by naming it the "Best New Public Space" of 2009, calling the park "quite possibly the most relaxing spot in the city." This distinction puts the High Line in... read more
  • 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