The High Line Blog

  • Q&A with Piet Oudolf, the Planting Designer for the High Line

    Winter on the High Line is a wonderful time of year to experience Piet Oudolf's vision for the park's planting beds. Photo Courtesty of Piet Oudolf  Today’s Home & Garden section in the New York Times has an insightful Q&A with Piet Oudolf, the world-renowned garden designer from the Nethe... read more
  • Video: The Camera Betrays You

    We're starting off our week with this beautiful, schizophrenic video of a day-long dance sequence during the fall. Inspired by the High Line, and created using nearly 10,000 photographs, the result has what its creators, Mark O'Maley and Liz Staruch, describe as a "flip book" feeling to it. ... read more
  • Removing Ice from the High Line

    Pathways in the Chelsea Grasslands, covered in a sheet of thick ice. Photo by Friends of the High Line  This week's freezing rain storms have blanketed the High Line's pathways with a thick sheet of ice, requiring us to close the High Line in the interest of visitor safety. The eleva... read more
  • Construction Update: Seating Steps Installation

    Located at West 22nd Street, the Seating Steps will be a central gathering space when Section 2 opens in the spring.  Between the recent snowstorms, crews have been working through the icy temperatures and frigid winds to install the Seating Steps – an elevated seating area near the Lawn i... read more
  • Snow Dragon Wins High Line Snow Sculpt-Off

    The snow dragon, built on the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck by Gabriel Willow, Rebecca Pappas, and Raj Kottamasu, took first prize at yesterday's Sculpt-Off. Click the image above to watch a slideshow of photos from the event. Photo by Katy Gartside.  The stars were aligned for our first... read more
  • Digging Out after Yet Another Snowstorm

    Another overnight snow storm brought another round of early morning snow removal on the High Line. It was just last Friday that our Maintenance & Operations staff arrived before dawn to clear the High Line’s paths in time for visitors to enjoy the fresh snowfall. Today was no different. Th... read more
  • First-Ever High Line Snow Sculpt-Off

    Following a recent snowfall, a snowman enjoyed one of the High Line's "peel-up" benches. Photo by Joan Garvin.  It's snowing again in New York City. The forecast indicates we could get nearly a foot of snow midday tomorrow, and word from the High Line Gardeners is that the snow is perfect ... read more
  • New York Public Library Discussion on High Line Programs

    Tonight at the Mid-Manhattan Library, join Danya Sherman, Deputy Director of Programs & Education at the High Line, for a discussion about how the High Line's public programs are engaging the neighborhood. "I've seen the High Line change from a place we wanted to save that captured our imag... read more
  • CUNY Panel Discusses High Line's Impact

    What would Jane Jacobs think about the High Line? How can you re-create the success of the High Line in other places around the world? How does the High Line benefit New York City? These questions and more were discussed by Robert Hammond, executive director and co-founder of Friends of t... read more
  • Related Unveils Hudson Yards Designs

    Last week The New York Observer (and later, Curbed) published new renderings of Related's proposed development at the rail yards. The slideshow includes this image of one of the renderings showing the High Line on the Eastern Rail Yards, with the caption, "Long Live the High Line." This ... read more