The High Line Blog

  • "Designing the High Line" - Revisiting a funky idea called Agri-tecture.

    The planks have been installed, the soil has started to arrive on site and the plants and trees are on their way. But what you might not realize is how all of this has come about. Welcome to the first installation in a series of blog posts looking specifically at the design of the High Line. Ea... read more
  • Design Launch Party Recap

      I hope you were able to join us last Wednesday under the High Line as we celebrated the release of Designing the High Line, our new design publication showcasing High Line designs from Gansevoort-30th Street.  With some help from a lighting designer and Michael Arenella and his Dreamland ... read more
  • Subsoil Delivery

      In preparation for the arrival of plants later this fall, a layer of subsoil has just been delivered to the High Line above 19th Street. This soil, part of the High Line's layered Living Roof system, will serve as a base for the topsoil in which plants will eventually grow. Subsoil... read more
  • Name the Drag Queen, Win a Prize: High Line Co-Founder's "Sister" in Fire Island Cookbook

    One of the High Line Co-Founders has a secret sister featured in the just-published cookbook, "Drag Queens Can Cook!" (sales benefit the Doctor's House, in Cherry Grove, on Fire Island, which provides medical care to residents and visitors alike).  The first person to e-mail info@thehighline.o... read more
  • "What Will Grow Here?" Planting Bed Drainage Systems

    Photo credit goes here.  Soil for the planting beds is set to be delivered this month on Section One. In anticipation of soil, the beds are now being lined with layers of the "Living Roof" system.  The first layer to be installed: The drainage panel, a black plastic cell system, provides a criti... read more
  • NYT's & Public Lives on FHL Co-Founders

    Today's New York Times Metro section featured a profile of Co-Founders Robert Hammond and Josh David in the "Public Lives" column. On the 1999 Community Board meeting where the two met, and first learned about the High Line: ALTHOUGH neither had previously experienced a deep emotional or aesth... read more
  • "What Will Grow Here?"... Introducing Weekly High Line Horticulture

    The first of a weekly blog series by our horticulturist Melissa Fisher: Eupatorium rugosum at Greenbelt Native Plant Center  Recently, we rode the ferry across to Staten Island and traveled by taxi to one of the Parks Department's best-kept secrets, the Greenbelt Native Plant Center. Here... read more
  • Majora Carter Passes on the Torch at Sustainable South Bronx

    Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), the Bronx-based non-profit, announced today that Founder and environmental justice champion Majora Carter will be stepping down from her post as Executive Director.  Deputy Director Miquela Craytor has been promoted to fill her rather large shoes and will continue... read more
  • Is Bike-Sharing in NYC's Future?

    Bike-Sharing in Lyon, France. Courtesy Time Out New York  Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC the new DOT Commissioner, and Transportation Alternatives, New York is becoming a more bike-friendly city, and more and more people are starting to bike regularly. Up next could be a bike-sharing p... read more
  • Let the Sun Shine In (to the Meatpacking District)

    This Wednesday, July 9, the new Gansevoort Plaza will play host to a free musical "be-in" featuring songs from the classic counter-cultural musical Hair. The performance is a collaboration between the Theory Icon Project and the Public Theater, which is staging Hair, on its 40th anniversary, as p... read more