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Erika Harvey
Soft dried grasses along the High Line contrast with the hard architectural lines of a neighboring building. Photo by Herve Dulongcourty
 

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Erika Harvey
Chef and owner of La Newyorkina, Fany Gerson creates frozen treats inspired by her native Mexico. Much of the equipment in her Red Hook-based kitchen was destroyed by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy of La Newyorkina
 

It’s freezing cold in New York City, but the winter weather is not stopping us from dreaming about summer, a time when bergamot is blooming, bees are buzzing, and paletas are plentiful on the High Line.

Alas, we were saddened to hear that the Red Hook headquarters of La Newyorkina, one of our beloved High Line food vendors, were devastated by severe flooding during Hurricane Sandy.

Chef/owner Fany Gerson wants to rebuild the kitchen equipment, but she needs help. Follow us after the jump to learn more and watch her Kickstarter video.

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Erika Harvey
Emerald Sentinel Eastern red cedar produces deep blue berries in the winter months, providing an important food source for song birds at the High Line.
 

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
A Northern Mockingbird discovers delicious berries on the High Line’s winter landscape. Photo by Matt MacGillivray
 

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Erika Harvey
Bundle up and get ready for some wintertime exercise. Join our team of snow volunteers. Photo by Marcin Wichary
 

It's all hands on deck when snow arrives in New York City, and we'd love your help!

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Erika Harvey
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This is the last week to check out the advertising billboard for John Masters Organics, next to the High Line at West 20th Street.
 

If you’ve recently walked the High Line, you’ve probably come face-to-face with an advertisement for John Masters Organics, featuring a beautiful, 100-foot-tall man, with enviable washboard abs and a come-hither gaze to warm the soul.

Follow us after the jump for more on the latest in the High Line’s billboard saga.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
The High Line’s winter landscape is characterized by the dried stalks and seed heads of plants, like the compass plant.
 

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
30th StreetA December scene in the 10th Avenue Square, as seen from below. Photo by Alan Greig
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Wintersweet blooms are produced on older growth, and High this season marks the first flowering at the park.
 

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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Follow us after the jump to check out a video montage highlighting our favorite events and happenings at the High Line in 2012.

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