The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Introducing the High Line Merchandise Program.

    In celebration of the High Line's opening, we are very excited to announce the High Line Merchandise Program. Friends of the High Line reached out to neighborhood designers and retailers who agreed to design and produce a limited-edition signature piece inspired by the High Line.  Thanks to th... read more
  • "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