The High Line Blog

  • M&O: Green Maintenance Vehicles

    Worksman Tricycle M&O is a new series of posts attempting to explain some of the  Maintenance and Operations issues we're thinking about for the High Line once it's open. M&O discussions are ongoing, and many details will be finalized in the months leading up to the High Line's opening. In bu... read more
  • (Return of) Photo of the Week

    The planting team hard at work on Section 1, getting perennials into the ground last fall.Photo by Barry Munger.  read more
  • 2008 in the Headlines

    It's been a great year for the High Line in the news. In no particular order, here are some highlights: In Winds of Winter, Midair Park Takes Shape: NY Times, January 2 High Line Designs are Unveiled: NY Times, June 25   Two Friends, and the Dream of a Lofty Park Realized: NY Times, July 1... read more
  • A Dash of Crystalline Water Ice

    That time of year is upon us (winter, that is)-- and much more officially so, now that we've received our first significant snowfall of the season-- and the High Line, mythical as it might seem, is no less affected than the rest of New York City by a fresh blanket of everyone's favorite type of... read more
  • Happy Holidays from the High Line

    Happy Holidays from the High Line! read more
  • Vote for the High Line District! is running it's annual Curbed Cup and this year they are focusing on the year's most newsworthy microneighborhoods. The High Line District made the 1st round -- and we're up against Hudson Square near Soho (?). Vote for the High Line District! read more
  • History Lesson, Pt. 1: The Westbeth Artists Community

    While the High Line itself is rich with its own unique and storied history, it is also part of the larger historical context of the city it has called home for over a century. In this recurring series, we hope to rediscover the High Line by taking a look at some of the important historical loca... read more
  • "Designing the High Line: Part 2" - Gansevoort Plaza and Stair.

    At the corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, the High Line's southern terminus marks one of the parks major access points and gathering spaces. This corner is also the future location of the Whitney Museum of American Art. A paved, street-level public plaza will act as a meeting an... read more
  • Matching Gift Challenge from Edward Norton

    Photo by Glen Wilson. Friends of the High Line Board Member Edward Norton has pledged to match every gift made in December, up to $100,000, with a gift to support the construction of the High Line.  Make a year-end donation to Friends of the High Line and your money will work twice as hard for ... read more
  • "Cheap Lunchrooms, Tawdry Saloons and Waterfront Haberdasheries"

    The 1930's Federal Writers Project WPA Guide to New York City, which I love, has a great description of the Hudson waterfront during the time the High Line was built. From the chapter "West Street and North (Hudson) River Waterfront": "The broad highway, West Street and its continuations, which... read more