The High Line Blog

  • "One of the most thoughtful, sensitively designed public spaces built in New York in years."

    The New York Times architecture review is in, and calling the piece -- by architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff -- a rave would be no exaggeration. Ouroussoff describes his walk on the High Line as a linear narrative made of a series of episodes, with the careful balance of landscape elements se... read more
  • A Little Rain Never Hurt Anybody

      Today's blog post was guest written by one of our new Greeters, Claudia Berger. Today I was on the High Line for its first morning in operation. I was very impressed by how determined people were to see it— not even the rain could stop them. Visitors braved the rain, but none of the... read more
  • High Line Opening News Roundup

    Yesterday's Section 1 opening set off a flurry of press. Here's a quick High Line news roundup for your reading/viewing pleasure: The New York Times: Renovated High Line Now Open for Strolling (With a photo on page A1 of the print edition!) The New York Times: On High, a Fresh Outlook The New ... read more
  • Save The High Line At The Rail Yards: Public Hearing, TOMORROW June 10

      We need your support tomorrow at the Community Board 4 public forum on the Western Rail Yards. Even as we open the first section of the High Line as a public park today, one-third of the structure still has an uncertain future, and may be partially demolished. Come help us show the City, ... read more
  • Ribbon Cut: High Line Open!

    Photo courtesy of Spencer TuckerOffice of the Mayor  read more
  • Opening Day on the High Line!

    Today's blog post was guest written by one of our new Greeters, Claudia Berger. Today's ribbon-cutting ceremony with  Mayor Bloomberg marked the unofficial opening day on the High Line. (The official opening day is tomorrow, Tuesday June 9th, when the park will be open for its first full day, fro... read more
  • WE DID IT! HIGH LINE OPENS!

    Copyright Iwan Baan  Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination... read more
  • The High Line in Bloom: Pt. 2

    Back in March we gave you a taste of the young flora growing up on the High Line. As we anxiously await both the Summer season (which should be here any day now) and the impending High Line opening (same), we thought we'd share some pictures, courtesy of Ashley Burke, of other plants and flowers ... read more
  • Section 1 of the High Line to Open Tuesday, June 9

      ACCESS WILL BE LIMITED DURING PEAK HOURS After ten years of advocacy, planning, and construction, the High Line is opening.  Section 1 of the High Line (from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) will open Tuesday, June 9, offering visitors the chance to preview the park, which is still und... read more
  • High Line Stories on the Sundance Channel

    [brightcove vid=22907596001&exp3=1745093298&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=1659762906&w=486&h=412] The Sundance Channel has just debuted a series of ten short vignettes featuring people involved with the High Line project, from photographer Joel Sternfeld, above, to Kevin Bacon, to... read more