The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Going Green: FHL Switches to FSC-Certified Paper Stocks and Printers

      In the first of many steps toward improving the environmentally- and socially-responsible practices of our organization, FHL is proud to announce that in January 2008, we began utilizing paper stocks and printers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for our printed materials.... read more
  • High Line Art: Joana Kelly

    We are always excited to come across images of the High Line in our trolling through the blogosphere. Thanks to Razor Apple we found this lovely image of the High Line by Joana Kelly. The photo was made in 2005 from a set of sandwiched negatives -- one black and white negative from 13th Street... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Soggy Sandals

    Another rainy day up on the Line. Raindrops (and abandoned flip flops) found their way into one of the test pits dug on the High Line before construction began. This shot is from 2005. Previous Photo of the Week: West Side Cowboy Twofer Rainy Day Woman Introducing Photo of the Week read more
  • Neil Denari's HL23

      Another addition to the burgeoning architectural wonderland that is West Chelsea. This one is HL23, designed by Neil Denari, a new residential condo building for developer Alf Naman. It's right next door to another far-out new condo, Lindy Roy's High Line 519. Site work on the project be... read more
  • Gardens Inspired by Nature

    On Tuesday night we had our first membership event: a lecture with the High Line's planting designer, Piet Oudolf. You may have seen Piet's beautiful work in the gardens at Battery Park City, Millennium Park in Chicago, or at other sites elsewhere around the world. Piet discussed his theory of ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: West Side Cowboy Twofer

    This is one of our favorite historical images. The West Side Cowboys were employed by the City to ride in front of street-level freight trains and wave pedestrians out of the way. This was the City's stopgap measure to stop the carnage on what was known as "Death Avenue." The Cowboys were phased... read more
  • Space Invader Invades the High Line!

      This friendly space invader has already found a home on the High Line at the Northeast corner of 15th Street. He(?) has several relatives in West Chelsea and around town. There was a good Times article from this weekend on street art around the High Line and elsewhere in the city. Also c... read more
  • Gearing Up for Meatpacking District Design Week

      Our neighbors at The Meatpacking District Initiative have just announced some details about Meatpacking District Design Week 2008, happening the weekend of May 16-18.  Design Week events typically include afternoon and evening exhibitions, product launches, panel discussions, art installa... read more
  • Drink Wine at Lunch to Benefit Friends of the High Line

    National Wine Week in New York City extends from March 10-14.  Fourth Wall Restaurants will celebrate with lunch tastings in its five restaurants: Smith & Wollensky New York, Park Avenue Winter, Maloney & Porcelli, Quality Meats, and The Post House.  Tuesday through Friday, guests are offered t... read more