The High Line Blog

  • Q&A with Melissa Fisher, Deputy Director of Horticulture

    Photo by Barry Munger. Friends of the High Line's Deputy Director of Horticulture talks about planting on the High Line, working with Field Operations and Planting Designer Piet Oudolf, and creating a maintenance plan for the new landscape. Where were you before coming to Friends of the High L... read more
  • High Line Aerial Wall Art and Desktop Wallpaper

    Friends of the High Line's office recently got a new addition: a 9 foot-by-18 foot aerial High Line wall map in our reception area. The map shows the High Line's design in context: the entire line is visible as it moves north from the West Village, through Chelsea, to the West Side Rail Yards. ... read more
  • 2008: The Year in Programming

    2008 was a great year for the High Line. Without a completed park to play on, we've had the opportunity to get very creative with our programs--trips to Governor's Island, canoeing on the Bronx River, chalking paths to the High Line's future entrances, and more. The opening of the first section (... read more
  • M&O: Green Maintenance Vehicles

    Worksman Tricycle M&O is a new series of posts attempting to explain some of the  Maintenance and Operations issues we're thinking about for the High Line once it's open. M&O discussions are ongoing, and many details will be finalized in the months leading up to the High Line's opening. In bu... read more
  • (Return of) Photo of the Week

    The planting team hard at work on Section 1, getting perennials into the ground last fall.Photo by Barry Munger.  read more
  • 2008 in the Headlines

    It's been a great year for the High Line in the news. In no particular order, here are some highlights: In Winds of Winter, Midair Park Takes Shape: NY Times, January 2 High Line Designs are Unveiled: NY Times, June 25   Two Friends, and the Dream of a Lofty Park Realized: NY Times, July 1... read more
  • A Dash of Crystalline Water Ice

    That time of year is upon us (winter, that is)-- and much more officially so, now that we've received our first significant snowfall of the season-- and the High Line, mythical as it might seem, is no less affected than the rest of New York City by a fresh blanket of everyone's favorite type of... read more
  • Happy Holidays from the High Line

    Happy Holidays from the High Line! read more
  • Vote for the High Line District! is running it's annual Curbed Cup and this year they are focusing on the year's most newsworthy microneighborhoods. The High Line District made the 1st round -- and we're up against Hudson Square near Soho (?). Vote for the High Line District! read more
  • History Lesson, Pt. 1: The Westbeth Artists Community

    While the High Line itself is rich with its own unique and storied history, it is also part of the larger historical context of the city it has called home for over a century. In this recurring series, we hope to rediscover the High Line by taking a look at some of the important historical loca... read more