The High Line Blog

  • Spencer Finch Piece Installed on the High Line

      This week, artist Spencer Finch began to install his site-specific glass work in the High Line's Chelsea Market Passage, a semi-enclosed former loading dock between 15th and 16th Streets.  The piece, entitled The River That Flows Both Ways, is made up of 700 individual panes of glass, each... read more
  • Milton Glaser Documentary Opens Tomorrow!

    Renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser is the subject of a new documentary directed by one of the High Line's very first and most loyal supporters, Wendy Keys. Titled "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight," the film opens this Friday, May 22, at Cinema Village. It looks at Glaser's long and fa... read more
  • "Making it Happen" in the "Starchitect District"

    Metropolismag.com has published an interesting article on a remarkable pair of architect/developers, Della Valle + Bernheimer (DB). Led by the duo of Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer, they have begun to make their mark on the Chelsea neighborhood by "combining design excellence with the ... read more
  • Help Clean Up the Gowanus Canal This Summer!

    The Gowanus Canal is a 1.8 mile long formerly industrial waterway in South Brooklyn. Much like the High Line, the canal has now fallen into disuse. Our friends over at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are working hard to transform the canal into a vibrant public space, through its preservation, ... read more
  • Inspired by the High Line: "The Curious Garden" reviewed

    This Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured a review of its current #2 best-selling children's book: The Curious Garden, a lushly illustrated tale of a boy who finds an expanse of flowers and plants growing in the most unlikely of places: an abandoned elevated rail line. In last week's ... read more
  • Meatpacking District Design Week: 2009 Edition

    The Standard Hotel (you may have heard of it) will serve as the welcome center to this year's Meatpacking District Design Week. From May 14th - May 17th the Meatpacking District Initiative will host various events and exhibits throughout the neighborhood, including a viewing of the architectural ... read more
  • Apply Now to Become a High Line Greeter!

    We are introducing an exciting new program this summer – the High Line Greeter Program. High Line Greeters will provide valuable services to visitors on the High Line, welcoming them, answering questions, and providing other types of assistance during Opening activities and on limited weeke... read more
  • Readings This Weekend: The Curious Garden, Children's Book Inspired by the High Line

    This weekend, children's author and illustrator Peter Brown will read from his new book, The Curious Garden. The book, published this month by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers was inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape the author encountered on a visit the High Line. From the press re... read more
  • Aloha, Friends of the High Line!

      That's right, we're on flickr! Need your High Line fix? Check out more than 1,700 photos-- including tons of historical and construction photos,  and many shots from Friends of the High Line events, on our new photostream. Visit Friends of the High Line on flickr read more
  • NY Times: Standard is "Serious Architecture"

    Our neighbor the Standard Hotel landed a nice New York Times review by Nicolai Ouroussoff yesterday. Ouroussoff points to the Standard's architects, Polshek Partnership,  as an example of a trend toward more "serious" firms looking for "the right balance between innovation and restraint." "The ... read more