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The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: 'The Blues' Little Bluestem

    Present throughout the park, ‘The Blues’ little bluestem is a wispy grass that produces fluffy silver seed heads that remain beautiful through the winter months.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the... read more
  • A New Mulch for the High Line

    On the Falcone Flyover, visitors can walk through lush foliage at canopy-level during the warmer months of the year. Current mulching efforts will mean healthier and more robust plants this upcoming summer. Photo by Iwan Baan  We are always looking for unique ways to minimize waste, culti... read more
  • Request for Offers for a New Restaurant Below the High Line

    Image by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Beyer Blinder Belle  High Line visitors will have a new place to share a meal next year. Friends of the High Line is now seeking an operator to run a new full-service, year-round restaurant to open directly below the High Line at Gansevoort an... read more
  • A Look at Joel Sternfeld’s Early Photographs

    Joel Sternfeld’s early photographs take us back in time to the 1970s and 1980s, giving us a glimpse of the people, spaces, and style that helped define the era. Taken at a shopping mall, this photograph, titled New Jersey, (#26), May/June 1980, is part of a collection on view at Luhring Augustin... read more
  • High Line Gardeners in Winter: Plans, Preparation, and Research

    High Line Gardener Kaspar Wittlinger leads a tool tune-up session for High Line Gardeners and High Line Volunteers. Here he shows the group the proper technique for sharpening a pair of pruning shears.  At this time of year, we get this question all the time: “What do the gardeners do i... read more
  • Photos: A Miniaturized Look at the High Line

    Photographer Ben Thomas’ playful tilt-shift cityscapes visually evoke miniature scale models. Here, at 30 feet above the street on the High Line, the camera’s gaze looks east toward the intersection of West 23rd Street and 10th Avenue.   One of our favorite ways to stay updated on park lif... read more
  • Your Input on the Design of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    High Line at the Rail Yards Community Meeting in December, 2011. Photo by Yoon Kim  We asked. You told us. Now the fun begins. In December, more than 200 neighborhood residents joined us at Public School 11 in Chelsea to tell us what they want to see in the design of the third and f... read more
  • 2011: The Year in Photos

    Dear Friends, Thank you for helping us make 2011 an incredible year for the High Line. This year saw two major milestones for the High Line: the opening of the High Line from West 20th Street to West 30th Street, doubling the length of the park, and an agreement to preserve the third an... read more
  • High Line Web Shop: New Year's Poster Sale

    You've decked the halls, now decorate your walls with High Line posters from our Web Shop. For the first week in January, enjoy 50% off posters from three of our favorite artists and photographers. Joel Sternfeld, Paula Scher, and Michael DeFeo posters, regularly $16, will be $8 for one week ... read more
  • Winter Guide to the High Line

    The winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) on the High Line near West 21st Street. Photo by Barry Munger.  Temperatures may be dropping, but you will find a beautiful landscape, thought-provoking public art, and engaging public programs at the High Line over the next few months. Here are a ... read more