The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Purple-flowered Onion

    Allium atropurureum is the gothic beauty rising above the bright and cheerful blooms in the Chelsea Grasslands of the High Line. 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 ... read more
  • Let’s Dance! Groovin High on the High Line

    Photo by Timothy Schenck   There are only a few days left to see artist’s Faith Ringgold’s fun and colorful High Line Billboard, Groovin High, next to the High Line at West 18th Street. Faith Ringgold is a painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist working in ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Thank You, Gardeners!

    Photo by Liz Ligon   During this time of year, as plants almost rush to spring forth from the soil, the High Line's gardeners are working hard to keep the planting beds in tip-top shape. Throughout the season, our gardeners are weeding, introducing new plants, pruning, adding beneficial i... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Dwarf Azalea

    Prized for its quiet beauty and rich fragrance, dwarf azalea (Rhododendron atlanticum) blooms from mid-May through June. Photo by Eddie Crimmins   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 ... read more
  • Cecilia Alemani on Ed Ruscha’s High Line Commission

    Ed Ruscha’s High Line Commission Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today is the artist’s first public art commission in New York City. All photos by Timothy Schenck.  Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art talks about legendary artist Ed Rusc... read more
  • Photo of the Week: New Ed Ruscha Mural

    A new High Line Art project has been turning heads this month. This large-scale mural by iconic Los Angeles–based artist Ed Ruscha has taken over the wall of a neighboring building at West 22nd Street. While the message “Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today” may seem more suited ... read more
  • Illuminating the High Line

    Visitors take in the moon while sitting on the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, the elevated walkway on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets. If you'd like to observe the heavens through high-powered telescopes, join us for stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Associa... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Threadleaf Bluestar

    An American lady butterfly dines on Amsonia hubrichtii, the threadleaf bluestar, at West 18th Street. 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. Toda... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Changing Seasons on the Northern Spur Preserve

    The Northern Spur Preserve from fall, winter, and early spring, to now. Photos by Steven Severinghaus While winter was a little longer than most of us would have liked, watching the transition of seasons this spring has been a real pleasure. We loved this series of photos of the Northern Spu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pheasant's Eye Daffodil

    The captivating pheasant’s eye daffodil, Narcissus poeticus, is the flower that the Greeks saw fit to both honor beauty and condemn vanity. 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 ... read more