The High Line Blog

  • Save Jersey City's High Line-- Deadline Tomorrow!

      Like the High Line? Want to help with our sister project? Now's your chance! The Harsimus Stem Embankment, an elevated stone structure that runs for a half mile along 6th street in downtown Jersey City needs your help. The Embankment Preservation Coalition is the non-profit group working ... read more
  • Rail Yards: Next Steps

      Tuesday's City Council hearing on the Eastern Rail Yards text amendments was a great success for Friends of the High Line. Even though the measures the Council Committee approved did not specifically address the High Line, the overwhelming presence and passionate testimony of our suppor... read more
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro on Charlie Rose

    As if we could love the Charlie Rose Show any more. There's a lot of High Line talk at the beginning of this interview, plus discussion of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's other work: The Blur Building, the ICA in Boston, and of course the new Alice Tully Hall. Diller Scofidio + Renfro are part of... read more
  • Rail Yards Hearing a Great Success!

    Thanks to everyone who turned up this morning in support of  the High Line at the City Council hearing on the Eastern Rail Yards rezoning. The committee room and another, larger overflow room were both filled to capacity with High Line supporters wearing  "Save the High Line" T-shirts. (To every... read more
  • Freshkills Park Blog and Tours

    Aerial rendering of Freshkills Park, via flickr  Freshkills Park, our other favorite future New York City Park designed by Field Operations, recently launched a blog. Updated by members of the team developing the park at the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Freshkills... read more
  • Rail Yards Hearing Tomorrow- Note Location Change!

      **Tomorrow's City Council hearing has been moved to 250 Broadway, right across the street from City Hall.** Please come show your support tomorrow morning for the full preservation of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, and get a free "Save the High Line at the Rail Yards" T-shirt.... read more
  • High Line's Broadway Cameo

    Image from http://www.westsidestory.com  The new Broadway revival of West Side Story opened to great reviews last week, in no small part due to the steely strength of the supporting cast. Check out the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the back – look familiar? read more
  • Walk (Around) the Line!

    Historical image courtesy Jim Shaughnessy  Want to get to know the area around the High Line before you go up in a couple of months? The Center for the Urban Environment, a group dedicated to educating individuals about the built and natural environments of New York City, will be hosting a... read more
  • March 31 at City Hall - Save the High Line at the Rail Yards, Get a Free T-Shirt!

    Please note the new date: this hearing is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 31. This City Council hearing is an important step in the public review process for the rail yards and, therefore, for the future of the High Line. It  will be a critical opportunity to show the City, State and developer... read more
  • The High Line in Bloom: Pt. 1

      Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' Then and now! We're finally witnessing the fruits (flowers) of our labor. These beautiful pictures of an early Spring blooming shrub with fragrant flowers taken by Sierra Bainbridge at Field Operations are just the beginning of what promises to be an ex... read more