The High Line Blog

  • Spotted: Surprising Blooms During New York's Wacky Weather

    If you live near the High Line—or in much of the eastern half of the United States—this may have been the first week that actually felt like winter. Temperatures in New York throughout the fall and early winter were abnormally high. And on Christmas Eve, when the mercury hit a record-breaking 72 ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Dawn viburnum

    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. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Lilafee barrenwort

    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. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • Year in Photos

    Year in Photos: 2015

    Happy Holidays from Friends of the High Line! From caring for 116,000 plantings to building an imaginary cityscape out of two million LEGO® bricks, 2015 has been an amazing year for the High Line and our community. We are especially grateful to all the generous supporters who help us kee... read more
  • From Tinder to Happily Ever After, and Everything in Between: Modern Romance on the High Line

    Courtesy of @eweisenhoff.From missed connections to proposals; from swiping right to his and hers – or his and his or hers and hers – coordinated towels; from an unforgettable evening to growing old together, romance in the 21st Century takes many forms. If you haven't heard, the High Line is a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Quaking aspen

    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. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • 6 Reasons to Love the High Line in Winter

    This Monday, December 21, marks the first official day of the winter season. We love winter and are looking forward to when the temperatures finally catch up with the calendar. Here are 6 reasons to love winter on the High Line. Anything you would add? 1) Everything is Prettier with Snow ... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Cycling Sun and Shade

    Sumacs spread, forming a dense grove. When a tree dies in the garden, plants that were growing in shade may suddenly be exposed to full sun. How do gardeners prepare for such dramatic shifts in light? One method is cycling. By allowing younger trees to fill in around an older tree, gardeners can... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Mrs. Loewer Ohio spiderwort

    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. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Happy Holidays from the High Line

    Ken Robson's Christmas Tree, January 2001 Photo by Joel Sternfeld, courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York Holiday spirit comes in all shapes and sizes, but it's often the smallest gestures that truly make this season special. With that in mind, we wanted to share a bit of our own High... read more