The High Line Blog

  • Going Green: Only the Finest in Tap Water

    Tasty, healthy, and energy-efficient: Katieand our new water-filter cooler A while back, we got to thinking that our office operations should reflect the values inherent in the High Line itself, as well as our own staff's personal commitment to environmental conservation. Recently, two larger n... read more
  • High Line Horticulture Walk: Only a Few Spots Left

    It's not too late to join us and Alex Feleppa, director of horticulture for the Horticultural Society of New York, for a naturalist walk on the rail yards section of the High Line. The walks are this Saturday, June 7 (there are three sessions.) We're not usually able to bring people up to the ... read more
  • History Video, Narrated by Ethan Hawke

    A good concise history of the High Line, from the days of Death Avenue to Friends of the High Line's preservation efforts. Ethan Hawke narrated this video for us, and Matt Wolf produced it. read more
  • 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