The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Neches River Mallow

    The Neches River mallow is currently a candidate for the US’ Endangered Species List. This beautiful plant only occurs naturally in three wetlands in eastern Texas.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the train... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Wild Wednesday Butterfly Release

    On Wednesday, we invited kids and their caretakers to release butterflies into the park’s planting beds, and watch as they spread their wings to take their first flight. Photo by Rowa Lee  This week, young participants at Wild Wednesdays in August to learn about nature’s composters: worm... read more
  • City Acquires High Line’s Final Section from CSX

    The news marks an important point in the history of the High Line. This elevated railway viaduct, originally built in 1934 to carry freight trains, is now entirely owned by the City of New York and poised to be fully transformed into a one-of-a-kind public space. Photo by Barry Munger  W... read more
  • Now Available: New High Line Merchandise

    This summer we’re unveiling new High Line merchandise, including engineer caps for adults and kids that pay tribute to the High Line’s railway history.  We’ve designed an entire line of new High Line merchandise, and it is now available in the High Line Web Shop and at the High Line Merch... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Project Runway on the High Line

    Visitors interact with the Project Runway installation on the High Line this past Tuesday. Photo by Liz Ligon.  This past week Project Runway brought an exciting experience to thousands of High Line visitors with an interactive installation as part of the kick-off of their 10th Season. Wi... read more
  • New High Line Talk Series: Beyond the High Line

    Roosevelt Park sits in front of Michigan Central Station, the old railway station that seen a train in over two decades. Leaders from the Roosevelt Park Conservancy, the organization that is implementing capital improvements and developing a master plan for the site, will be at the High Line on ... read more
  • Mayor Bloomberg Dedicates Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

    Joshua David, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael J. Kowaski, and Fernanda M. Kellogg gathered on the High Line to dedicate the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook. Photo by Nicholas Hunt /  On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg visited the High Line to commemorate the... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Abbeville Blue Chaste Tree

    Near the 23rd Street Lawn, the High Line’s Abbeville Blue chaste trees are in bloom with distinctive lavender-blue flowers.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the ... read more
  • The Next Chapter for Melissa

    Melissa Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at Friends of the High Line, will be moving on from New York City with her husband later this year. Photo by Barry Munger  We have some bittersweet news to share with you. Later this year, Melissa Fisher, our Chief Operating Officer, will be moving o... read more
  • Vote Now: Choose the Film to Launch Our Free Summer Movie Series

    We surveyed community members living near the High Line last year, and many teens expressed interest in attending film screenings at the park. So this year, we’ve recruited local teens to help us curate and coordinate an entire series of free summer movies. The series is called High Line Te... read more