The High Line Blog

  • "What Will Grow Here?"... Introducing Weekly High Line Horticulture

    The first of a weekly blog series by our horticulturist Melissa Fisher: Eupatorium rugosum at Greenbelt Native Plant Center  Recently, we rode the ferry across to Staten Island and traveled by taxi to one of the Parks Department's best-kept secrets, the Greenbelt Native Plant Center. Here... read more
  • Majora Carter Passes on the Torch at Sustainable South Bronx

    Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), the Bronx-based non-profit, announced today that Founder and environmental justice champion Majora Carter will be stepping down from her post as Executive Director.  Deputy Director Miquela Craytor has been promoted to fill her rather large shoes and will continue... read more
  • Is Bike-Sharing in NYC's Future?

    Bike-Sharing in Lyon, France. Courtesy Time Out New York  Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC the new DOT Commissioner, and Transportation Alternatives, New York is becoming a more bike-friendly city, and more and more people are starting to bike regularly. Up next could be a bike-sharing p... read more
  • Let the Sun Shine In (to the Meatpacking District)

    This Wednesday, July 9, the new Gansevoort Plaza will play host to a free musical "be-in" featuring songs from the classic counter-cultural musical Hair. The performance is a collaboration between the Theory Icon Project and the Public Theater, which is staging Hair, on its 40th anniversary, as p... read more
  • Art of Noise: Musical Destruction on the High Line

    Trains stopped running on the High Line in 1980, but it turns out the party was far from over. We direct you to the amazing Art of Noise video for the 1984 single "Close (To the Edit)." Marvel as a mulleted demon child and team of highwater-wearing accomplices deconstruct and set fire to a grand... read more
  • Party Under the High Line!

    We throw a good party! This is the Kitchen High LineBlock Party last year Come celebrate the launch of our new design publication on July 30 under the High Line! We'll toast the publication of Designing the High Line with music (and hopefully dancing) by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orches... read more
  • Best of the High Line Blog

    The High Line is well on its way to becoming New York's first park in the sky, with plants taking root in late summer and the first section on schedule to open by the end of 2008. Keep up to date with the High Line's progress here on the Blog, written by Friends of the High Line's staff members: ... read more
  • David Beckham Bares All (Again!) for the High Line

    Here he is, at it again. (David Beckham was last seen showing off for the High Line back in February.   Compare and contrast.) read more
  • High Liners Paddle the Bronx River!

    Paddlers enjoy a history lesson about ConcretePlant Park, opening to the public in September  On Saturday, 60 High Line supporters ventured up to Hunt's Point in the South Bronx for a tour of the Bronx River--by canoe. Staff from the Bronx River Alliance guided us down the river past a dyn... read more
  • Student-Run Farmers Market at PS 11 in Chelsea

    Cabbages grow at Stoneledge Farm in upstate New York  There's a new farmer's market in the neighborhood-- and it's run entirely by students. Starting next week, you can stop by Wednesday mornings for some fresh seasonal veggies! PS 11, an elementary school, is partnering with the Chelsea ... read more