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Gordon Matta-Clark’s City Slivers is now playing on HIGH LINE CHANNEL.

HIGH LINE CHANNEL features daily screenings of silent art films and videos projected onto a building wall next to the High Line at West 22nd Street. Screenings, which are viewable from both the High Line and West 22nd Street, begin at dusk and run on a loop until 10:00 PM.


We are now accepting proposals for food and beverage concessions on the High Line in 2012.

Food and beverage are important public amenities that enhance the High Line experience in a positive and significant way. We are committed to working with unique and entrepreneurial concessionaires whose product is innovative, sustainable, and affordable.

Read more about High Line Food. Download the Request for Proposals (RFP).

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Help us give holiday gifts to more than 300 kids in our neighborhood.

Bring unwrapped gifts for kids ages 4 to 14 to the High Line Holiday Toy Drive between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 10 or Sunday, December 4.

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Join us on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM to celebrate our new book, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky. Bring your copy of the book, or purchase one at the store and get it signed by Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond.

A portion of the proceeds during the event will benefit the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line. Visit our Event Calendar for the store location.

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Join the conversation about the future of the final section of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.

All stakeholders have committed to saving the High Line at rail yards and opening it to the public. It is now time to plan the design and construction.

Visit our Event Calendar for the meeting time and location.

Rail Yards Community Input Meetings are made possible by the New York Community Trust – LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund.


Winter hours take effect on Thursday, December 1. The High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM through the duration of the winter.

Please check the High Line Web site or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates about park conditions and hours of operations during snow storms and icy conditions.

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Join us on Saturday, November 12 or Monday, November 14 for Half-Mythical, Half-Legendary Americanism, an original dance-theater work by Tyler Ashley and the SARAHS presented in partnership with Performa 11 and the Times Square Alliance.

Watch a video for a sneak peek at the performance.

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On Friday, October 28, Friends of the High Line debuted Sue de Beer’s Haunt Room, an interactive structure designed to induce haunted feelings with infrasound, an audio tone below the threshold of human hearing.

Haunt Room is located in the 14th Street Passage on the High Line. The structure will be open daily between noon and 6:00 PM through December 4, 2011.

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr., with additional support from Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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EnlargeScreenshot from Google Street View, facing north from the 10th Avenue Square.

Google Street View now features the High Line between Gansevoort Street and West 30th Street, allowing you to plan your visit, take a virtual stroll, and explore the park in a whole new way. As part of an broader initiative to give virtual access to parks around the world, Google visited the High Line in June, 2011 to capture the park in the glory of spring.

Read more about the project on our blog.


The future of the final section of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards took a major step forward today.

For the very first time, all stakeholders have now publicly stated their commitment to preserving and transforming the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, including the spur over 10th Avenue, into public open space.

Today’s announcement was made at a press conference to mark a lease agreement between the Related Companies and Coach. The New York-based retail company, which is currently based on West 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, plans to occupy 600,000 square feet of new office space within a new building to be built at the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and West 30th Street. The Related Companies will begin construction of the building in 2012, effectively breaking ground on the planned development for the Hudson Yards.

Read the Mayor’s press release to learn more about the development project.

At the press conference, Mayor Bloomberg announced two pieces of major news for the High Line:

  • CSX Transportation, Inc., the private rail freight company that still owns the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, has agreed, in principle, to donate this last remaining section to the City of New York, just like it did for the High Line south of West 30th Street, and
  • The City of New York has reached an agreement, in principle, with the State of New York and the Related Companies to preserve the entire historic structure of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, including the spur over 10th Avenue, and is working to open the High Line all the way to West 34th Street to the public as soon as possible.

The details of the necessary legal agreements to allow the High Line to move forward still need to be finalized, but this consensus is without a doubt the most significant step toward our ultimate goal of preserving the entire historic High Line.

Once the City’s acquisition is complete, Friends of the High Line expects to design and operate this section of the High Line through a public-private partnership with the City of New York, just like the park south of West 30th Street. We have already made significant progress on raising private funding to support the High Line’s final section and build the park’s endowment, including a $20 million commitment from the Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, as well as $5 million pledges from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Donald Pels and Wendy Keys. We are also grateful to other generous supporters who have funded our advocacy work and all rail yards programming: the New York Community Trust and its LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, Greenacre Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

There is more work to be done, of course. We look forward to working with all of the stakeholders to finalize the City’s acquisition. We would like to thank Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Manhattan Community Boards 2 and 4, the Related Companies, and Coach for their commitment to the High Line. We would also like to thank CSX Transportation, Inc. for its commitment to donate the final section of the High Line to the City, and for its historic and ongoing support for the project.