The High Line Blog

  • Chalk Shoes to the High Line

    Photo by Ronald Cowie Friends of the High Line is set to kick off our spring programming season, and we'll be starting off with a bang.  We've commissioned Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist Julia Mandle to work with a group of 60 students from the Lab School in Chelsea to mount a performa... read more
  • Florent: "Don't Cry for Me"

      An update on the imminent closing of beloved Meatpacking District institution Florent, which will soon lose its lease after 22 years on Gansevoort Street: According to the Villager's resident news-cat Scoopy, restauranteur Florent Morellet is not looking for another space, but is excited ... read more
  • Join Us at the Armory Show- Sunday March 30

    Join Friends of the High Line and Armory Show founder Paul Morris on a personal tour of the famous art fair. This annual event features work from living contemporary artists from more than 150 international galleries. Morris will give some history of the fair, and hand-pick some of his favorite ... read more
  • 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