The High Line Blog

  • Back to TEXAS: Voelcker Park

    When people hear I am from San Antonio they often ask if I hope the High Line becomes like the River Walk. The answer is no. The River Walk is designed for tourists, and my dream is that the High Line is first and foremost a well-loved park for New Yorkers that visitors may also enjoy. But Sa... read more
  • Profile: Larry Lerner

    The movement to save the High Line started as a grassroots operation, localized in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.  From the very early days, the neighborhood newspapers of Community Media (The Villager, Gay City News, Downtown Express, and later, Chelsea Now) have carried some of the best... read more
  • Help Save the New Globe Theater!

    There's a public hearing this Monday, March 10, about another great New York adaptive reuse project that we love. On Governors Island sits a dilapidated military fort with exciting potential.  It was built to defend the country against the British in the War of 1812 and has an identical blueprin... read more
  • Edris Salon Celebrates 5 years

    Last night we partied with our neighbor Edris as she celebrated her salon's 5th anniversary. With a bouncer out front of our building, a dance floor full of old friends from the neighborhood, and great food and wine, we couldn't have thought of a better way to spend a Monday night. Congratulatio... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rainy Day Woman

    In honor of the dismal weather forecast for this week, here's my favorite rain shot of the High Line. This is an old meatpacking platform on 13th Street turned impromptu surrealist still-life. Previous Photo of the Week read more
  • Anchors Away: Morgan Stanley Pulls Out of Tishman's Bid

    The Times reports today that financial giant Morgan Stanley has backed away from its deal with Rail Yards bidder Tishman Speyer (bid here). Tishman is one of four remaining bidders for the site, (Brookfield Properties dropped out last week) and, until today, was one of three with an anchor tenan... read more
  • Robert on Crain's 40 Under 40

    Robert Hammond  Crain's came out with their annual 40 Under 40 list  yesterday, and the High Line's own Robert Hammond made the cut. He's profiled on the site  with a quick video (and enough studio photos to turn heads over at the Daily Intelligencer.) Robert Hammond, 38 [Crain's 40 Unde... read more
  • New West Chelsea Gym Incorporates the High Line

    What is sure to be the first of many business and residential structures built around it, a new branch of the posh Equinox gym opened January 3 under, between, and overlooking the High Line. Their lobby incorporates the High Line's support columns, and the yoga studio looks directly onto the Lin... read more
  • The State of the MTA: Crowded

      This morning, MTA Executive Director Lee Sander gave the first ever State of the MTA address. However, despite RSVP'ing last week, I wasn't able to make it inside, along with a bunch of other heartbroken transit enthusiasts. Bummer. Above are some shots of the huddled masses gathered o... read more
  • Banchet, a Unique Event Space Near the High Line

    We often get requests from people looking to host events on the High Line. Unfortunately, since it's still an active construction site, we can't let people have events up there yet. Many people don't realize that there are lots of great event spaces in the Meatpacking District. Banchet, just step... read more