The High Line Blog

  • High Line Art's Spring Season

    An installation view of Marianne Vitale's Common Crossings, part of the group exhibition Archeo. Photo by Timothy Schenck High Line Art will premiere several new projects this spring as part of its ever-changing public art program, including the outdoor group exhibition Archeo, a new billboar... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Species Tulip

    Unlike modern tulip hybrids and cultivars, the flowers of species tulip (Tulipa turkestanica) open entirely in full sun. Photo by Friends of the High Line. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped runni... read more
  • Photo of the Week: High Line Nightlife

    Extended spring hours mean more time to experience after-dark hours on the High Line. With the park now open until 10:00 PM – and temperatures in a much more friendly range – visitors can enjoy the light show that makes the “city that never sleeps” so enchanting. The High Line... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Winter Aconite

    An early spring bloom, winter aconite is an important source of food for foraging pollinators. Photo by Phil Vachon The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line incl... read more
  • Spring Cutback 2014 Is Complete!

    New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Borough Commissioner Bill Castro shears a tall patch of grass to cheers from Executive Director Jenny Gersten, Borough President Gale Brewer, and volunteers. The Borough Commissioner and Borough President stopped by on Wednesday to mark the officia... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Waving Goodbye to Winter

    Wisps of Mexican feather grass gently wave in the spring breeze. GIF by Steven Severinghaus  If you’ve visited the High Line recently, you’ve probably noticed that the once-tall dried grasses that characterize the park’s winter landscape have been trimmed back to the ground. This annual “h... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Striped Squill

    A blue stripe adds color to the pale petals of Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Lin... read more
  • Week Three of Spring Cutback

    On Monday, more than 20 volunteers came out to help the High Line Gardeners tackle the densely planted Chelsea Grasslands. Photo by Mike Tschappat  We're approaching the end of Spring Cutback, an annual endeavor to trim back more than 100,000 plants along the High Line to make room for ne... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Northern Spur Preserve

    This GIF shows the Northern Spur Preserve, on the High Line at West 16th Street, at three different times during the late winter and early spring seasons. Photos by Melissa Mansur  It’s difficult to believe that Spring Cutback is nearly finished! Later this week High Line Gardeners and vol... read more
  • Behind Pan's Kilt

    Whether semi- or fully nude, Pan delighted visitors from all over the world during his time on the High Line. Photo by Timothy Schenck  Pan, a mischievous-looking satyr, has been charming visitors from his perch at Gansevoort Street for nearly a year. Created by artist Sean Landers, the sc... read more