The High Line Blog

  • Gardening in the Sky: Maintaining a Sense of the Wild

    In the last Gardening in the Sky post I discussed how human activity often defines urban plant communities. To some extent, the reverse is also true: the wild plant communities that originally grew on the High Line inform both the design and maintenance of our current gardens. The High Line... read more
  • Artivist Teen Night: Party with a Purpose

    Unleash your inner artist-activist! Join the Teen Arts & Culture Council (TACC) at our Artivist Teen Night this August 11 from 5-9 PM on the High Line at 10th Ave & 14th Street. Teens dancing to DJ Robi D Light at our Wanderland Teen Night last month. On July 16, TACC produ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Rosenkuppel oregano

    In New York City, home gardening can be a challenge. Looking up, you notice how people use any available space, be it on a fire escape, window box or on top of an air conditioner. Many choose to grow herbs, because often they are tough, have low water needs, smell great, attract pollinators an... read more
  • A Note From Friends of the High Line

    You may have seen a recent article in The New York Times about crowds in New York City parks, including the High Line. The article specifically mentions an after-hours event on the High Line, "Up Late," that took place on Thursday, July 21.We take our visitor experience very seriously, and our ra... read more
  • Melt: Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

    High Line vendor Melt is known for their delicious, homemade ice cream sandwiches. Their use of locally-sourced ingredients allows them to create the most perfect, unique cookie and ice cream pairings. We were lucky enough to get our hands on two of their most popular recipes, Cinnamon Ice Cream ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Leadplant

    Amorpha canescens, also known as leadplant, is a deciduous shrub in the pea family (Fabaceae) that is native to the prairies of North America. Though the shrub is found throughout the High Line, it is not common to find this shrub in other parks in New York City. This is one of the reasons it'... read more
  • ​Pokémon GO: Catch 'Em on the High Line

    Pokémon GO fever has taken over New York City, and the High Line has quickly become a prime location for dedicated Pokémon trainers seeking to catch 'em all.With a Pokémon Gym located in the park at West 20th Street and ample PokéStops throughout the Meatpacking District, Pokémon Go fans have bee... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Hoary mountain mint

    While hoary mountain mint is certainly not the showiest plant in bloom on the High Line this week, it should by no means be overlooked. This native perennial herb is an absolute favorite of pollinators, and with pollinator numbers in serious decline everyone should have some in their garden, i... read more
  • Growing, Weeding, and Seeding with High Line’s Green Council

    Summertime has finally arrived for Green Council! We're excited to be working with our community partners, CultivateHKNY and P.S.33, again this year.We partnered with P.S. 33 to help maintain their children's garden by weeding and seeding it. The crops are then given to the students at the elemen... read more
  • Up Late: A Conversation with Ani Taj of the Dance Cartel

    On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidd... read more