The High Line Blog

  • High Line Featured in NYT Editorial

    For the very first time that we are aware of, the High Line was featured in a New York Times Editorial. In it, America's paper of record challenges the City and Tishman Speyer to seize the opportunity provided by the development rights to the West Side Rail Yards and to do the right thing and "pr... read more
  • Warehoused! New Historic District to Hug the High Line

    The handsomest factories and warehouses around the High Line got a kiss from the city on March 18, when the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) calendered a proposal for a new industrial historic district in West Chelsea.  When the LPC calendars a proposal, it has a high chance of being a... read more
  • Celebrating Women's History With Council Speaker Christine Quinn

    The crowd mingles and enjoys tasty treats inside the Brooklyn Museum's Rubin Pavillion.  On Tuesday, I attended a celebration of Women's History Month at the Brooklyn Museum hosted by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.  The event honored women in the arts, and I ran into a lot ... read more
  • Breaking: MTA Selects Tishman Speyer as Rail Yards Developer

      The MTA announced today that it has selected Tishman Speyer as the developer for the West Side Rail Yards. This announcement ends a 6-month bidding process, which originally involved 5 competing developers. Tishman Speyer outbid the only other remaining contender-- a joint venture between ... read more
  • Check it out at PULSE

    Searching for a downtown alternative to the Armory show this weekend? Look no further than Pier 40, which will house the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, exhibiting works in all media from over 70 international galleries. When you're there, check out the Artware Editions (Booth F-5). Artware is a ... read more
  • Dispatches from the Nursery

    Gay Kepple from Millane Nursery, tagging the tented Hamamelis Pallidafor a planting area on the High Line  Sierra Bainbridge and Maura Rockcastle at Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm leading the High Line design team, have been travelling to plant nurseries around the east c... read more
  • Chalk Shoes to the High Line

    Photo by Ronald Cowie Friends of the High Line is set to kick off our spring programming season, and we'll be starting off with a bang.  We've commissioned Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist Julia Mandle to work with a group of 60 students from the Lab School in Chelsea to mount a performa... read more
  • Florent: "Don't Cry for Me"

      An update on the imminent closing of beloved Meatpacking District institution Florent, which will soon lose its lease after 22 years on Gansevoort Street: According to the Villager's resident news-cat Scoopy, restauranteur Florent Morellet is not looking for another space, but is excited ... read more
  • Join Us at the Armory Show- Sunday March 30

    Join Friends of the High Line and Armory Show founder Paul Morris on a personal tour of the famous art fair. This annual event features work from living contemporary artists from more than 150 international galleries. Morris will give some history of the fair, and hand-pick some of his favorite ... read more
  • Rail Yards Update: MTA Might Pick a Bidder by Wednesday

    The development process for the West Side Rail Yards could be on the verge of an important milestone, which comes as a surprise to many who assumed this process would be slowed in the wake of economic uncertainty and the recent shakeup in state government. The New York Times reported this weeken... read more