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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

The High Line Blog

  • High Line among New York Times 2009 Architectural Triumphs

    Photo by Librado Romero/The New York Times.  "Despite the fears and anxieties of many [...] that rapacious developers would transform the High Line into a glorified mall," Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote last week in the New York Times,  "it has already become–just five months after the com... read more
  • Lab School Chorus Braves the Cold to Bring the Cheer

    Photo by Joan Garvin  Last night, students from Chelsea's NYC Lab School Chorus braved the bitter temperature and biting wind for a holiday concert in the High Line's Chelsea Market passage. The kids gamely ran through their repertoire, from seasonal selections like "Walking in a Winter Wo... read more
  • An Award for the High Line

    We are proud to announce that the High Line has been bestowed with an award from the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics: First Prize for "Best Show in a Public Space."  I have the honor of accepting this award at a reception at the Guggenheim Museum, alongside esteemed c... read more
  • Join Your Local Community Board!

    The Manhattan Borough President's office is currently accepting applications for community board membership! Community boards are charged with representing community interests on crucial issues of development, land use, zoning, and city service delivery. Serving on a board is an incredible opport... read more
  • Elevator Ride

    We love this little photo of a trip on the 14th Street elevator, posted on Flickr by 24gotham. The recently-opened elevator has quickly become one of our favorite parts of the park, especially in gray weather. As someone in our office said yesterday, "it feels sunny in there." read more
  • Section 2 Construction Update: Plank Delivery

    The pathway system's substructure at 28th Street, ready to be planked.  Even on frigid days like last Friday, with icy winds whipping off the Hudson, our construction team is busy at work building the landscape on Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street). For weeks now, the team has been lay... read more
  • High Line Regular Tommy Flamer

      Friends of the High Line staff have known neighborhood resident Tommy Flamer for a long time. Before Section 1 opened, Tommy was a fixture at all of our Rail Yards hearings, community meetings, and public programs. We would often spot him walking underneath the High Line, looking up.  Al... read more
  • Holly on the High Line

    Winter Red winterberry holly with grey birch in the Gansevoort Woodland.Photo by Patrick Cullina.  Here's another sight-seeing item to add to your holiday list – the Winter Red winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red') that's brightening the Gansevoort Woodland with clusters of li... read more
  • New Yorker: High Line Tops 2009 Architecture List

    As part of the New Yorker blog's 2009 Year in Review, architecture critic Paul Goldberger has assembled a list of the Ten Most Positive Architectural Events of 2009. At the top of the list is the High Line; Goldberger writes, "Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this yea... read more
  • M&O's New Worksman Trikes!

    High Line Gardener Johnny Linville test-drives one of the new maintenance trikes.  Because of the High Line's narrow pathways and relatively long distances, it can take a member of our maintenance and operations team 30 minutes to walk from the trailers at 20th Street, down to the Gansevoo... read more