The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Meatpacking District Design Week: 2009 Edition

    The Standard Hotel (you may have heard of it) will serve as the welcome center to this year's Meatpacking District Design Week. From May 14th - May 17th the Meatpacking District Initiative will host various events and exhibits throughout the neighborhood, including a viewing of the architectural ... read more
  • Apply Now to Become a High Line Greeter!

    We are introducing an exciting new program this summer – the High Line Greeter Program. High Line Greeters will provide valuable services to visitors on the High Line, welcoming them, answering questions, and providing other types of assistance during Opening activities and on limited weeke... read more
  • Readings This Weekend: The Curious Garden, Children's Book Inspired by the High Line

    This weekend, children's author and illustrator Peter Brown will read from his new book, The Curious Garden. The book, published this month by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers was inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape the author encountered on a visit the High Line. From the press re... read more
  • Aloha, Friends of the High Line!

      That's right, we're on flickr! Need your High Line fix? Check out more than 1,700 photos-- including tons of historical and construction photos,  and many shots from Friends of the High Line events, on our new photostream. Visit Friends of the High Line on flickr read more
  • NY Times: Standard is "Serious Architecture"

    Our neighbor the Standard Hotel landed a nice New York Times review by Nicolai Ouroussoff yesterday. Ouroussoff points to the Standard's architects, Polshek Partnership,  as an example of a trend toward more "serious" firms looking for "the right balance between innovation and restraint." "The ... read more
  • Save Jersey City's High Line-- Deadline Tomorrow!

      Like the High Line? Want to help with our sister project? Now's your chance! The Harsimus Stem Embankment, an elevated stone structure that runs for a half mile along 6th street in downtown Jersey City needs your help. The Embankment Preservation Coalition is the non-profit group working ... read more
  • Rail Yards: Next Steps

      Tuesday's City Council hearing on the Eastern Rail Yards text amendments was a great success for Friends of the High Line. Even though the measures the Council Committee approved did not specifically address the High Line, the overwhelming presence and passionate testimony of our suppor... read more
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro on Charlie Rose

    As if we could love the Charlie Rose Show any more. There's a lot of High Line talk at the beginning of this interview, plus discussion of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's other work: The Blur Building, the ICA in Boston, and of course the new Alice Tully Hall. Diller Scofidio + Renfro are part of... read more
  • Rail Yards Hearing a Great Success!

    Thanks to everyone who turned up this morning in support of  the High Line at the City Council hearing on the Eastern Rail Yards rezoning. The committee room and another, larger overflow room were both filled to capacity with High Line supporters wearing  "Save the High Line" T-shirts. (To every... read more