The High Line Blog

  • Manhattan Borough President's Community Planning Fellowship

    Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's office is now taking applications for its 2008-2009 Community Planning Fellowship. The program, open to second-year graduate students in planning, intends to engage planning students in public service and to provide practical educational experience. Pa... read more
  • Stop and Smell the Roses

    Friends of the High Line moved offices last month, and our new West Chelsea digs are a bit further from the subway. I've been using my morning and evening commute to get to know our new neighborhood. Our new office is just west of the Chelsea Historic District [PDF], where the beautiful Greek ... read more
  • Tomorrow: Meeting About the Williamsburg Waterfront Park!

    An image of East River State Park, from the NY State Parks  The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning is a coalition of over 40 community organizations dedicated to promoting parks and public access to the waterfront in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.  As we at the High Lin... read more
  • Westbeth High Line Section

    Left, National Geographic magazine; Right, Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times  Some of you may have seen this story in last Friday's Real Estate section of the Times. While the High Line park will begin at Gansevoort and Washington, few people know that the High Line originally went as far ... read more
  • Lab School 7th-Graders Design the High Line

      Yesterday, Jeff and I had the honor of judging the Second Annual High Line Design Competition at the Lab School in Chelsea.  The competition is the culmination of a multi-week geometry unit in two of Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Whelan's math and science classes that uses the High Line as a mode... read more
  • Drink Wine, Support Friends of the High Line

      Local wine shop Chelsea Wine Vault is holding a couple of tastings over the next few weeks, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Friends of the High Line.  The first event is tomorrow evening from 7:00-9:00PM at their store in Chelsea Market.  The wines featured tomorrow-- over 20 fr... read more
  • Related is Selected as Rail Yards Developer

    Another big Rail Yards announcement this morning: the Related Companies have stepped in where Tishman Speyer dropped out earlier this month. Related's original proposal included the preservation of the entire High Line, including the spur over Tenth Avenue and the entire 30th Street section, whi... read more
  • Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day!

    Patrick's sweet ride  Tomorrow, some of us at FHL will celebrate Bike Month NYC  and National Bike to Work Day by riding in to the office. For now, it looks like the rain won't start until 10 or 11 AM tomorrow, so hopefully we can get to work dry - fingers crossed! As a (still relatively... read more
  • Join Us at the Opening of Chalk Shoes to the High Line

    Tomorrow night at the Leo Kesting Gallery, we will fete the opening of Chalk Shoes to the High Line, a show documenting the April 16 performance led by artist Julia Mandle that featured 60 8th-graders from the Lab School in Chelsea.  The students donned shoes made from green chalk and scuffed l... read more
  • From Rinses to Retail, Chelsea Car Wash Makes its Exit

    As many Chelsea dwellers, West Side Highway & Hudson River Park commuters, taxi drivers, and car wash enthusiasts may have noticed, the distinctive red Chelsea Car Wash sign has disappeared. It was removed from where it was attached to the High Line about a month ago with little fanfare. In th... read more