The High Line Blog

  • Matching Gift Challenge from Edward Norton

    Photo by Glen Wilson. Friends of the High Line Board Member Edward Norton has pledged to match every gift made in December, up to $100,000, with a gift to support the construction of the High Line.  Make a year-end donation to Friends of the High Line and your money will work twice as hard for ... read more
  • "Cheap Lunchrooms, Tawdry Saloons and Waterfront Haberdasheries"

    The 1930's Federal Writers Project WPA Guide to New York City, which I love, has a great description of the Hudson waterfront during the time the High Line was built. From the chapter "West Street and North (Hudson) River Waterfront": "The broad highway, West Street and its continuations, which... read more
  • THIS WEEK ONLY: "Designing the High Line" on Sale!

    Until this Friday, December 12, we're selling our recent publication, Designing the High Line, for $18, a 40% discount from its regular price.  Finish (or start) your holiday shopping by ordering a copy of the book, which contains detailed renderings and descriptions of all of the final designs... read more
  • Save the Spur Video and Rally Recap!

    The turn-out of High Line supporters for Monday's Eastern Rail Yards Public Forum was great: more than 200 people rallied at Midtown's Red Cross in favor of preserving the entire High Line, including the Spur over 10th Avenue. Supporters wore red "Save the Spur" T-shirts and held signs during a p... read more
  • Planting on the High Line!

    High Line grasses and perennials arrived onsite at 6am this morning. Friends of the High Line Deputy Director of Horticulture Melissa Fisher is working on the installation of the plants along with the High Line construction and landscape team including: SiteWorks, Kelco Landscaping, Inc., The Pla... read more
  • "Designing the High Line" - Revisiting a funky idea called Agri-tecture.

    The planks have been installed, the soil has started to arrive on site and the plants and trees are on their way. But what you might not realize is how all of this has come about. Welcome to the first installation in a series of blog posts looking specifically at the design of the High Line. Ea... read more
  • Design Launch Party Recap

      I hope you were able to join us last Wednesday under the High Line as we celebrated the release of Designing the High Line, our new design publication showcasing High Line designs from Gansevoort-30th Street.  With some help from a lighting designer and Michael Arenella and his Dreamland ... read more
  • Subsoil Delivery

      In preparation for the arrival of plants later this fall, a layer of subsoil has just been delivered to the High Line above 19th Street. This soil, part of the High Line's layered Living Roof system, will serve as a base for the topsoil in which plants will eventually grow. Subsoil... read more
  • Name the Drag Queen, Win a Prize: High Line Co-Founder's "Sister" in Fire Island Cookbook

    One of the High Line Co-Founders has a secret sister featured in the just-published cookbook, "Drag Queens Can Cook!" (sales benefit the Doctor's House, in Cherry Grove, on Fire Island, which provides medical care to residents and visitors alike).  The first person to e-mail info@thehighline.o... read more
  • "What Will Grow Here?" Planting Bed Drainage Systems

    Photo credit goes here.  Soil for the planting beds is set to be delivered this month on Section One. In anticipation of soil, the beds are now being lined with layers of the "Living Roof" system.  The first layer to be installed: The drainage panel, a black plastic cell system, provides a criti... read more