The High Line Blog

  • Saving the Environment, One Snip at a Time

    Donated compost material. Nearly 40,000 grasses, perennials, trees, and shrubs inhabit Section 1 of the High Line, and each plant gets cut back in the spring to allow for new growth. Instead of treating the clippings as garbage, our gardeners have been busy developing ways to reuse them. We re... read more
  • Our Favorite Lunch Spot

    Midday high-lining. It's a toss-up between the lower level of the Chelsea Market Passage (pictured) and the 10th Avenue Square. But on days like today, we love to eat lunch and take a break on the High Line. Did you know that Friends of the High Line Members get discountsat select food sho... read more
  • The High Line Celebrates its 2,000,000th Visitor!

    Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Co-Founder Joshua David, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Zach Hauser, City Planning Commission Chair Amanda Burden, and Lexi Hauser plant an eastern redbud tree in the Gansevoort Woodland. Photo by Joan Garvin  Earlier today we welcomed our 2,000,000th visito... read more
  • Full Seasonal Hours Resume Today

    A summer evening on the High Line. Photo by Joan Garvin  Starting tonight, the High Line's full seasonal hours will take effect. Beginning tonight and continuing through autumn, the park will be open daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM (last entry at 9:45 PM). After dark, L'Observatoire ... read more
  • Rainy Day Sale on High Line Umbrellas!

    High Line Umbrella Sale! Get a discounted rate off our limited-edition High Line Opening Season Umbrella! As a rainy day special, we are offering our signature, wind-proof umbrella for a discounted price of $30 through tomorrow at noon (March 31). Normally $45, this umbrella is made of doub... read more
  • Goodbye Katie! Our Deputy Director of Communications Bids Friends of the High Line Farewell

    Katie on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Photo by Tom Starkweather  This week, we bid farewell to Katie Lorah, our fabulous Deputy Director of Communications. When Katie came to us in 2005, Friends of the High Line was a small staff of five, and the High Line had not yet been secured fo... read more
  • NY Export: Opus Jazz (The Film) to Air on PBS Tonight

    Tune in to PBS tonight for the television premiere of "NY Export: Opus Jazz", a contemporary film version of groundbreaking choreographer Jerome Robbins' 1958 ballet. The film, which was created, produced, and danced by members of the New York City Ballet, follows the young dancers to abandone... read more
  • Stephen Vitiello's Sound Piece Highlighted in NYTimes

    John J. Harvey bell. Last Friday, Carol Vogel from the New York Times ran a piece, "Ringing In Summer" about our upcoming public art installation by Stephen Vitiello. His site-specific sound piece will debut in the 14th Street Passage on June 23, 2010. The piece is entitled, "A Bell for Every Mi... read more
  • Ye Olde High Line

    The High Line at 12th Avenue. Most of the available photographic history of the High Line comes from the images we've been able to accumulate over the years through research and help from interested parties. Though there aren't many, these images serve as an incredible visual link to the High... read more
  • Danya Sherman at Central Park

    Danya Sherman As a part of Central Park Conservancy's monthly Harlem Meer Social Hour, Danya Sherman, our Deputy Director of Programs & Education, will give a talk and Q&A entitled On the Right Track: A Conversation With Friends of the High Line. Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ... read more