The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Art of Noise: Musical Destruction on the High Line

    Trains stopped running on the High Line in 1980, but it turns out the party was far from over. We direct you to the amazing Art of Noise video for the 1984 single "Close (To the Edit)." Marvel as a mulleted demon child and team of highwater-wearing accomplices deconstruct and set fire to a grand... read more
  • Party Under the High Line!

    We throw a good party! This is the Kitchen High LineBlock Party last year Come celebrate the launch of our new design publication on July 30 under the High Line! We'll toast the publication of Designing the High Line with music (and hopefully dancing) by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orches... read more
  • Best of the High Line Blog

    The High Line is well on its way to becoming New York's first park in the sky, with plants taking root in late summer and the first section on schedule to open by the end of 2008. Keep up to date with the High Line's progress here on the Blog, written by Friends of the High Line's staff members: ... read more
  • David Beckham Bares All (Again!) for the High Line

    Here he is, at it again. (David Beckham was last seen showing off for the High Line back in February.   Compare and contrast.) read more
  • High Liners Paddle the Bronx River!

    Paddlers enjoy a history lesson about ConcretePlant Park, opening to the public in September  On Saturday, 60 High Line supporters ventured up to Hunt's Point in the South Bronx for a tour of the Bronx River--by canoe. Staff from the Bronx River Alliance guided us down the river past a dyn... read more
  • Student-Run Farmers Market at PS 11 in Chelsea

    Cabbages grow at Stoneledge Farm in upstate New York  There's a new farmer's market in the neighborhood-- and it's run entirely by students. Starting next week, you can stop by Wednesday mornings for some fresh seasonal veggies! PS 11, an elementary school, is partnering with the Chelsea ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Heat Wave!

    Photo by the endlessly talentedTim Schenck It's ridiculously hot today. Of course, on the High Line construction site, that just means things are a little sexier than usual. Earlier: David Beckham Bares All for the High Line read more
  • High Line Horticulture Tours Were Hot, Hot, Hot

      Despite the heat wave this weekend, 80 intrepid High Line supporters took part in our first ever High Line horticulture tours on Saturday. Alex Feleppa, director of horticulture for the Horticultural Society of New York, took visitors on a journey through the rail yards section of the Lin... read more
  • Going Green: Only the Finest in Tap Water

    Tasty, healthy, and energy-efficient: Katieand our new water-filter cooler A while back, we got to thinking that our office operations should reflect the values inherent in the High Line itself, as well as our own staff's personal commitment to environmental conservation. Recently, two larger n... read more