A Look at the Initial Design Concepts for the Rail Yards
It's time to build the High Line at the rail yards.
We've been busily working to create the initial design concepts for the third and final section of the High Line. The images represent the first vision for the High Line's unique landscape at the rail yards, which is still overgrown with wildflowers and grasses that grew up between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980s.
On Monday, we joined NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and James Corner and Ric Scofidio, of the High Line Design Team, at a community input meeting in Chelsea to unveil the designs to the public for the very first time.
Learn more and view the designs
High Line Spring Cutback Begins
Stop by the High Line in the coming weeks, and you will find a remarkable transformation underway.
Over the next six weeks, High Line Gardeners will be working quickly to complete High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural undertaking of the year. With the recent opening of the new section of the High Line, this is the first spring where we have one mile of parkland – with more than 100,000 plants – to prepare for spring. We couldn't do it alone, so we have recruited more than 300 members, supporters, neighbors, and friends from our community to help us complete this monumental task.
With each cut they make, you will start to see new green shoots and early spring bulbs emerge.
Learn more and view photos from our first week of work
Teachers: Bring Your Class to the High Line This Spring
We are now accepting reservations for this season’s High Line Field Trips.
High Line Field Trips are a great way to explore New York City’s history, and the High Line’s design and plantings in a unique living classroom. High Line Field Trips are 75-minute explorations that feature hands-on activities that support New York State Learning Standards. Field Trips are available between Thursday, March 15 and Saturday, June 23.
Learn more about the High Line Schools Program
High Line Events and Happenings
Beginning Sunday, April 1, the High Line will be open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Visit www.thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for the latest park information.
NEW PLANT GUIDE
Our newly-redesigned High Line Plant Guide is now available from the High Line Web Shop. This full-color publication features a map, photographs, and horticultural information for more than 70 of the park's most popular plants.
HIGH LINE TALK IN JERSEY CITY
Join us on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM to hear Co-Founder Robert Hammond share the inside story of the High Line and compare it to similar revitalization projects, including Jersey City's Harsimus Branch Embankment. Learn more
HIGH LINE CHANNEL
There is a new High Line Art film series playing daily on HIGH LINE CHANNEL at West 22nd Street. Eyeballing presents three films linked through a shared way of seeing the streets of New York City.
Get an insider's look at the High Line's unique landscape and the challenges of tending a garden in the sky. High Line Gardeners are leading a walking tour on Tuesday, April 3 at 12:00 PM. Buy tickets
HIGH LINE STARGAZING
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York is back! Stargazing at the High Line will take place every Tuesday evening at dusk, beginning Tuesday, April 3. Follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on viewing conditions.
We are now accepting applications for full and part-time positions at Friends of the High Line. Visit our Web site to see a full list of the available positions and download the job descriptions.
Best of the Blog, Facebook, and Twitter
Here are the past few weeks’ most popular items from the High Line Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
High Line Blog
Spring Cutback Volunteer Orientation Re-Cap
Co-Founder Robert Hammond talks with NPR about the entrepreneurial vision behind transforming an abandoned, elevated freight rail line into public open space.
There is something inspiring about seeing our community come together to care for the High Line.
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2012 High Line Membership Campaign
Another incredible season on the High Line is about to begin!
Throughout the winter, our staff has been planning to make this season the High Line’s best yet, with twenty blocks of thriving gardens … exciting new programs … interactive performances … and much, much more.
But we can’t do it alone. From Gansevoort to West 30th Street, members sustain the park. It is only with your support that we can hire the gardeners and maintenance staff who care for the park. Plus, your support this season will allow us to work toward opening the High Line at the rail yards to the public as soon as possible.
Please, won’t you help make the season to come the High Line’s best yet, by making a 2012 Membership Gift today?