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Spring Cutback Begins

Spring has begun on the High Line. Our annual Spring Cutback, a month-long horticultural effort involving hundreds of staff and volunteers, is officially underway. As we trim back more than 100,000 plants that beautified our winter garden, we have the unique experience of greeting spring section-by-section along the High Line.

As in previous years, we'll be recounting each week of Spring Cutback on our blog. We'll also be posting pictures and stories to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Share your images and thoughts using the hashtag #SpringCutback. And if you share our enthusiasm for crocuses, use the hashtag #CrocusWatch2014 when posting a picture of the little saffron-centered heralds of spring.

Last Chance to See Busted

Only a few weeks remain to see Busted, High Line Art's acclaimed group exhibition, before it's taken down in early April.

Installed in various locations along the High Line, Busted features nine sculptures that playfully engage with the tradition of the urban monument. From a mischievous kilt-wearing satyr to an enormous marble nose resting in a wheelbarrow, the sculptures address issues of democracy and taste with levity and a sense of humor.

Learn more about Busted.

Gifts to Welcome Spring

Celebrate spring's arrival with items that capture the beauty of the High Line in bloom. Landscapes in Landscapes, by High Line planting designer Piet Oudolf, is a glorious full-color book featuring 23 of Oudolf's most acclaimed gardens – including the High Line. In his foreword to the book, High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond writes of Oudolf's design: "The range and complexity of Piet's plantings give visitors reasons to come back again and again. Week after week, month after month, they are lessons in discovery."

Share beautiful images of Oudolf's vision in bloom using our notecard set. And before your next visit, bring along our full-color plant guide to learn all about the 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees that grow in our park.

Discover more spring favorites in our Web Shop.

The High Line Is Hiring

Friends of the High Line is gearing up to welcome the spring and all of the visitors the warm weather brings. We're hiring a number of seasonal positions, which you can view on our website. If you're interested in parks, enjoy working outside, and want to be part of a great organization and community, please consider applying to one of our many open positions.

Highlights from the Web

High Line Blog
We visited the hidden Williamson Library of Grand Central Terminal to research the High Line's history, and came away with so much more than that.

An aerial photograph captures the park in all its semi-frozen winter splendor.

It's hard to believe that we'll soon seek shade beneath these trees.

High Line Photographer Andrew Frasz doesn't let a little snow stop him from getting the perfect shot.

A warm sunset sets the High Line aglow.

Can you give us a hand?

As our High Line Spring Cutback gets underway, our gardeners and nearly 200 volunteers are ready to begin the massive task of trimming back the High Line's 100,000 plants to make room for new spring growth. But they can't do it alone.

Members like you are an essential part of our Spring Cutback team, providing the essential tools and resources we need to complete this massive effort in just four weeks.

Please, join the effort to get the High Line ready for spring with your most generous 2014 membership gift right now – and know that your support will keep the park thriving all year long.

Friends of the High Line
The Diller – von Furstenberg Building
820 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014

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The High Line is managed by a partnership between Friends of the High Line and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Images from top to bottom: Friends of the High Line; Liz Ligon; David Wilkinson; Friends of the High Line; Liz Ligon

REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.

Spring Cutback is supported by the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, REI, and Toyota.

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, with additional support from David Zwirner Gallery, and Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds 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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