The High Line Blog

  • Opening Day on the High Line!

    Today's blog post was guest written by one of our new Greeters, Claudia Berger. Today's ribbon-cutting ceremony with  Mayor Bloomberg marked the unofficial opening day on the High Line. (The official opening day is tomorrow, Tuesday June 9th, when the park will be open for its first full day, fro... read more

    Copyright Iwan Baan  Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination... read more
  • The High Line in Bloom: Pt. 2

    Back in March we gave you a taste of the young flora growing up on the High Line. As we anxiously await both the Summer season (which should be here any day now) and the impending High Line opening (same), we thought we'd share some pictures, courtesy of Ashley Burke, of other plants and flowers ... read more
  • Section 1 of the High Line to Open Tuesday, June 9

      ACCESS WILL BE LIMITED DURING PEAK HOURS After ten years of advocacy, planning, and construction, the High Line is opening.  Section 1 of the High Line (from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) will open Tuesday, June 9, offering visitors the chance to preview the park, which is still und... read more
  • High Line Stories on the Sundance Channel

    [brightcove vid=22907596001&exp3=1745093298&surl=] The Sundance Channel has just debuted a series of ten short vignettes featuring people involved with the High Line project, from photographer Joel Sternfeld, above, to Kevin Bacon, to... read more
  • Spencer Finch Piece Installed on the High Line

      This week, artist Spencer Finch began to install his site-specific glass work in the High Line's Chelsea Market Passage, a semi-enclosed former loading dock between 15th and 16th Streets.  The piece, entitled The River That Flows Both Ways, is made up of 700 individual panes of glass, each... read more
  • Milton Glaser Documentary Opens Tomorrow!

    Renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser is the subject of a new documentary directed by one of the High Line's very first and most loyal supporters, Wendy Keys. Titled "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight," the film opens this Friday, May 22, at Cinema Village. It looks at Glaser's long and fa... read more
  • "Making it Happen" in the "Starchitect District" has published an interesting article on a remarkable pair of architect/developers, Della Valle + Bernheimer (DB). Led by the duo of Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer, they have begun to make their mark on the Chelsea neighborhood by "combining design excellence with the ... read more
  • Help Clean Up the Gowanus Canal This Summer!

    The Gowanus Canal is a 1.8 mile long formerly industrial waterway in South Brooklyn. Much like the High Line, the canal has now fallen into disuse. Our friends over at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are working hard to transform the canal into a vibrant public space, through its preservation, ... read more
  • Inspired by the High Line: "The Curious Garden" reviewed

    This Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured a review of its current #2 best-selling children's book: The Curious Garden, a lushly illustrated tale of a boy who finds an expanse of flowers and plants growing in the most unlikely of places: an abandoned elevated rail line. In last week's ... read more