The High Line Blog

  • A Dash of Crystalline Water Ice

    That time of year is upon us (winter, that is)-- and much more officially so, now that we've received our first significant snowfall of the season-- and the High Line, mythical as it might seem, is no less affected than the rest of New York City by a fresh blanket of everyone's favorite type of... read more
  • Happy Holidays from the High Line

    Happy Holidays from the High Line! read more
  • Vote for the High Line District!

    Curbed.com is running it's annual Curbed Cup and this year they are focusing on the year's most newsworthy microneighborhoods. The High Line District made the 1st round -- and we're up against Hudson Square near Soho (?). Vote for the High Line District! read more
  • History Lesson, Pt. 1: The Westbeth Artists Community

    While the High Line itself is rich with its own unique and storied history, it is also part of the larger historical context of the city it has called home for over a century. In this recurring series, we hope to rediscover the High Line by taking a look at some of the important historical loca... read more
  • "Designing the High Line: Part 2" - Gansevoort Plaza and Stair.

    At the corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, the High Line's southern terminus marks one of the parks major access points and gathering spaces. This corner is also the future location of the Whitney Museum of American Art. A paved, street-level public plaza will act as a meeting an... read more
  • Matching Gift Challenge from Edward Norton

    Photo by Glen Wilson. Friends of the High Line Board Member Edward Norton has pledged to match every gift made in December, up to $100,000, with a gift to support the construction of the High Line.  Make a year-end donation to Friends of the High Line and your money will work twice as hard for ... read more
  • "Cheap Lunchrooms, Tawdry Saloons and Waterfront Haberdasheries"

    The 1930's Federal Writers Project WPA Guide to New York City, which I love, has a great description of the Hudson waterfront during the time the High Line was built. From the chapter "West Street and North (Hudson) River Waterfront": "The broad highway, West Street and its continuations, which... read more
  • THIS WEEK ONLY: "Designing the High Line" on Sale!

    Until this Friday, December 12, we're selling our recent publication, Designing the High Line, for $18, a 40% discount from its regular price.  Finish (or start) your holiday shopping by ordering a copy of the book, which contains detailed renderings and descriptions of all of the final designs... read more
  • Save the Spur Video and Rally Recap!

    The turn-out of High Line supporters for Monday's Eastern Rail Yards Public Forum was great: more than 200 people rallied at Midtown's Red Cross in favor of preserving the entire High Line, including the Spur over 10th Avenue. Supporters wore red "Save the Spur" T-shirts and held signs during a p... read more
  • Planting on the High Line!

    High Line grasses and perennials arrived onsite at 6am this morning. Friends of the High Line Deputy Director of Horticulture Melissa Fisher is working on the installation of the plants along with the High Line construction and landscape team including: SiteWorks, Kelco Landscaping, Inc., The Pla... read more