The High Line Blog

  • The Curse of Ezekiel Marcus

      Some of you may have noticed an increase in precipitation over the past month or so. Meteorologists have put it down to the high-altitude jet stream that normally guides the movement of weather across the country being slightly south of its normal position- an explanation that may suffic... read more
  • Guest Blog: Lisa Switkin, Landscape Architect

    The Sundeck's lounge chairs are a popular spot for resting and people-watching.  Lisa Switkin is Associate Principal and Lead Designer of the High Line at James Corner Field Operations. She writes today about her initial responses to seeing the High Line's design turned into reality: "Aft... read more
  • High Line Renegade Cabaret!

      Like any respectable New York City park, the High Line has attracted its fair share of recurring characters (anyone have any video of Boba Fett playing video game songs on his accordion?), but none have been quite as popular as the "Renegade Cabaret" that has emerged from an apartment bui... read more
  • Love on the Line

    At around 10:10 this morning, I was informed that someone was about to propose to his girlfriend on the High Line. I arrived on site about ten minutes later, just in time to watch one of the most absurdly romantic scenes I've seen outside of Casablanca. Gene proposed to his girlfriend Abby in t... read more
  • Busy Sunday on the High Line!

    Despite the clouds, the High Line has welcomed thousands of visitors so far today, during the first weekend that Section 1 has been open. We're thrilled to see so many people enjoying the park!  For these first few weeks, while we're anticipating a high volume of visitors, the main entry point ... read more
  • NY Post Ribbon Cutting Video

    The Post ran this as part of their coverage of opening this week. A good, short summary. We collected some links to other opening coverage here. read more
  • Introducing the High Line Merchandise Program.

    In celebration of the High Line's opening, we are very excited to announce the High Line Merchandise Program. Friends of the High Line reached out to neighborhood designers and retailers who agreed to design and produce a limited-edition signature piece inspired by the High Line.  Thanks to th... read more
  • "One of the most thoughtful, sensitively designed public spaces built in New York in years."

    The New York Times architecture review is in, and calling the piece -- by architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff -- a rave would be no exaggeration. Ouroussoff describes his walk on the High Line as a linear narrative made of a series of episodes, with the careful balance of landscape elements se... read more
  • A Little Rain Never Hurt Anybody

      Today's blog post was guest written by one of our new Greeters, Claudia Berger. Today I was on the High Line for its first morning in operation. I was very impressed by how determined people were to see it— not even the rain could stop them. Visitors braved the rain, but none of the... read more
  • High Line Opening News Roundup

    Yesterday's Section 1 opening set off a flurry of press. Here's a quick High Line news roundup for your reading/viewing pleasure: The New York Times: Renovated High Line Now Open for Strolling (With a photo on page A1 of the print edition!) The New York Times: On High, a Fresh Outlook The New ... read more