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A collection of films about the history, design, and construction of the High Line, the High Line's elected supporters, and public programs produced by Friends of the High Line.

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Step to the High Line


Friends of the High Line, Hudson Guild, and Youth Step USA are pleased to present Step to the High Line, a week-long festival of step performances on the High Line. Step is a form of creative expression that celebrates the power and energy of youth through synchronized stomping, clapping, calling, and other sounds. The Step to the High Line festival will feature New York City public school students who turn the High Line into their stage, with a different step team performing at 6:30 PM daily between Monday, June 13, 2011 and Friday, June 17, 2011. The Step to the High Line festival will culminate in a showcase of all five teams, plus a special guest appearance by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, beginning at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Step to the High Line performances will take place in Section 1 of the High Line, at the Chelsea Market Passage, located on the High Line at West 16th Street. All performances are free and appropriate for all ages. For more information, visit www.thehighline.org.

Step to the High Line

Duration:
1:52
Views:
30,918

High Line Section 2 Construction Tour


In spring, 2011, the second section of the High Line, from West 20th to West 30th Street, will open to the public, doubling the length of the park. Section 2 has new design features, including the High Line's first lawn, a steel walkway that rises 8 feet above the High Line level, and a wildflower field, among others. Read more about the design of the High Line on our Web site: http://www.thehighline.org/design/high-line-design

High Line Section 2 Construction Tour

Duration:
5:10
Views:
38,170

High Line Green-Up: Preparing the Planting Beds for Spring


In the early spring, the High Line gardeners cut back the previous growing season's perennials and grasses to make room for new growth. The entire process is called High Line Green-Up, and it takes place every year as soon as the temperature starts to warm up.

High Line Green-Up: Preparing the Planting Beds for Spring

Duration:
3:51
Views:
7,998

Autumn Crossing on the High Line


On Wednesday, September 29, Friends of the High Line presented Autumn Crossing, a free open-air performance by dance artist Naomi Goldberg Haas, her dance company, Dances For A Variable Population, and senior citizens from Hudson Guild, a multi-service agency that provides programs and services to seniors and other residents of the Chelsea community. Autumn Crossing celebrates our community, the joy of dance, and the arrival of fall in New York City. It features rich, colloquial movements that seek to erase the traditional boundaries between dancers and non-dancers by mixing senior citizens and young adults and professionals. The performance explores how these disparate groups can learn from one another about the nature of movement and expression. Read more on our Web site: http://www.thehighline.org/news/2010/09/27/autumn-crossing-a-dance-performance-on-the-high-line

Autumn Crossing on the High Line

Duration:
3:21
Views:
10,764

Opening The High Line After A Snowfall


An inside look at what it takes to prepare the High Line to open after heavy snowfall and icy storms.

Opening The High Line After A Snowfall

Duration:
3:28
Views:
12,145

High Line History, Narrated by Ethan Hawke


Narrated by Ethan Hawke. This video is a concise introduction to the history of the High Line, from the days of Death Avenue in the 1840s, to Friends of the High Line's preservation efforts. Features historical imagery. Produced by Matt Wolf. Made possible by the Trust for Architectural Easements.

High Line History, Narrated by Ethan Hawke

Duration:
4:19
Views:
70,027

At Work on the High Line


Meet gardener Andi Lawton and custodian Jose Casanova, part of the team of maintenance and operations staff at work on the High Line, New York's elevated park. Friends of the High Line's membership program goes to fund all of the maintenance and operations of the High Line. Video by Adam Kaufman.

At Work on the High Line

Duration:
3:06
Views:
6,327

Save the Spur Rally


On December 1, 2008, more than 200 High Line supporters gathered at the Eastern Rail Yards Public Forum in favor or preserving the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. A portion of the High Line, the Spur over 10th Avenue, is still in danger of being torn down, depending on a planning process being led by the Related Companies, a private developer.

Save the Spur Rally

Duration:
2:17
Views:
3,883

High Line Portrait Project 2007


Photographs of more than 1,000 High Line supporters, in front of a High Line backdrop by Joel Sternfeld. The portraits were collaged into a public mural on construction fencing in the High Line neighborhood.

High Line Portrait Project 2007

Duration:
3:27
Views:
8,828

High Line Supporters


Elected officials and other supporters introduce the High Line as one of New York's most exciting new public space projects. Video from 2004.

High Line Supporters

Duration:
7:05
Views:
3,815

Snow on the High Line - February 10, 2010


High Line in the Snow - by Patrick Cullina, Friends of the High Line's Vice President of Horticulture & Parks

Snow on the High Line - February 10, 2010

Duration:
2:59
Views:
14,509

High Line Construction: Fall 2008


Work on the High Line's Section 1 in Fall 2008 included perennial planting, steel removal on a special feature called the 10th Avenue Square, and delivery of trees to the Gansevoort Woodland. The first section of the High Line is projected to open in the late spring of 2009.

High Line Construction: Fall 2008

Duration:
3:06
Views:
13,563

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