The High Line Blog

  • In Memory of Clare Weiss

    The staff of Friends of the High Line was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Clare Weiss, the Parks Department's Curator of Public Art, on January 11, 2010.  During her tenure at Parks from 2005 to 2009, Clare helped organize 128 outdoor public art exhibitions, as well as 36 exhibits at the... read more
  • Section 2: Screed Concrete Pour!

    Workers pour screed concrete over a layer of wire mesh. Photo by Tim Schenck.  Section 2 construction is on a roll! If you visit the park and peer through the chain-link fence at 20th Street, you'll notice some work happening on the surface of the High Line in the blocks to the north. The... read more
  • Section 2 Construction: 30th Street Entrance

    New space for the 30th Street Entrance.Photo by Patrick Cullina.  The latest on the High Line's next section: the construction team recently removed FOURTEEN TONS of steel up at 30th Street to make way for the future stairs and elevator. When Section 2 opens, 30th Street will be the northe... read more
  • Viewing Station: New Art Piece by Richard Galpin to Debut in May

    A rendering by the artist. We're pleased to announce an upcoming piece in our High Line Art program, an ongoing series of commissions and collaborations. This May, a new work entitled Viewing Station will debut by artist Richard Galpin, who is best known for his altered and abstract photograph... read more
  • We Love Our Tretorn Boots!

    Boot-modeling at the Tenth Avenue Square.  To help our us get through the long, cold, and sometimes wet hours on the High Line this winter, the lovely folks at Swedish company Tretorn have donated several pairs of their warm and rugged rubber boots to our Maintenance & Operations and Admini... read more
  • Meet Maeve Turner, High Line Gardener

    Maeve Turner using the Dosatron (affectionately named "Dosie"by the Horticulture staff) to apply compost tea to specific areas of the High Line.  Maeve, one of our five full-time gardeners, has been on staff since the High Line's opening this past June.  Originally from England, Maeve grew... read more
  • Ed Devlin, Former New York Central Railroad Worker

    Ed Devlin, on his wedding day in 1950, and working at the Metropolitan Museum in 2009  We were recently lucky enough to speak with a former New York Central Railroad employee named Ed Devlin. Sixty years ago, Ed worked at the rail yards that fed onto the High Line when it was part of a wor... read more
  • NEW! High Line Web Shop

    High Line Opening Season Umbrella.  We're proud to announce the launch of our new High Line Web Shop! Our Web Shop is the only place you can find High Line gear like our wind-proof opening season umbrella, our stylish High Line Sigg aluminum water bottle, publications like Designing the H... read more
  • Fire Escape Music

    If you visited the High Line this past summer, you may have been pleasantly surprised by the High Line Renegade Cabaret, a free show of Jazz singing played from a fire escape on 20th Street. Justin Sullivan, a musically-inclined downstairs neighbor, put on some shows of his own, recruiting loc... read more
  • 2009 in Pictures

    Dear Friends, 2009 has been a remarkable year for the High Line. After spending the spring working on the final stages of construction, we opened the first section of the park in June. Since then, we estimate that nearly 2 million people have visited. We hope you were among these first visitors ... read more