The High Line Blog

  • Make Blue Bottle's Delicious Fennel-Parmesan Shortbread

    Blue Bottle Coffee's fennel-parmesan shortbread is a sweet-and-savory treat. Photo by Rowa Lee  Blue Bottle Coffee might be better known for its, well, awesome coffee, but the High Line Food vendor offers an array of house-made pastries along with its incredible single-origin drip brews ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bur Oak

    The male flowers of the bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) grow in long catkins that drape from the branches. 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 running in the 19... read more
  • Photo of the Week: After Sunset

    The High Line’s subtle lighting sets the planting beds aglow in this image, which looks south along the Falcone Flyover, at West 26th Street. Photo by Gigi Altarejos   Warmer temperatures, rampant blooms, stargazing on Tuesdays, and the return of food – do you need more reasons to v... read more
  • The Hardy and Beautiful Species Tulip

    You can find pretty Tulipa saxatilis ‘Lilac Wonder’ blooming at West 14th Street. Photo by Beverly Israely   Excuse me, what’s that flower? We hear this question every day at this time of year. You may not recognize it. It’s your old friend the tulip. These are species tulips, which l... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sassafras

    Sassafras albidum's clusters of chartreuse flowers add bright color along the High Line. 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 includes... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Colors of Spring

    In the evening hours and on overcast days, Lady Jane tulips, Tulipa Lady Jane, are closed. On warm sunny days the pink petals open to reveal bright white interiors and black anthers. Photo by John Suhar Yesterday evening, High Line Photographers gathered for the first time in 2014. Pausing br... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Korean Tassel Fern

    Cinnamon-colored tassels edge the fronds of the Korean tassel fern as they first begin to unfurl in the spring. 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... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Archeo

    Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ sculpture Him and Me is turning heads on the Falcone Flyover, on the High Line between West 25th and West 26th Streets. Photo by Timothy Schenck High Line Art’s third group exhibition kicked off this week with the installation of eight artworks by seven national and ... read more
  • Goodbye, Maeve!

    "Head to the ground" is a compliment in gardening, indicating a serious commitment to work. Maeve demonstrates the pose in this candid shot as she tends to the 23rd Street Lawn. Photo by Timothy Schenck This week we say farewell to Senior Gardener Maeve Turner. After nearly five years at Frie... read more
  • 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