Thank You for Your Feedback at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting
Since the very beginning, community input has played an important role in shaping the development of the High Line. This tradition continues today.
More than 400 neighbors, supporters, members, and friends attended the High Line at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting on Monday, March 12 to listen to the High Line Design Team present the initial design concepts, and to share feedback and ask questions.
The Rail Yards Community Input Meetings are made possible by the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, with additional support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Greenacre Foundation.
See the designs and read a summary of public comment
Stay tuned to our email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for more updates on the rail yards section of the High Line.
Spring Hours Are Now in Effect at the High Line
Spring hours began earlier this week. The park is now open daily, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
The evening is a great time to visit the High Line. The sunsets are spectacular, the High Line’s lighting system gently illuminates the park’s plants, and, with fewer crowds, the park is at its most tranquil.
Visit the High Line in the evening this spring, and share your photos in the High Line Flickr Pool.
Plan Your Visit: Spring Programs Are Now Underway
Stargazing, nature walks, history tours, public talks, kids activities – spring programs began this week at the High Line, and there is a little something for everyone this season.
Check out upcoming opportunities for kids, teens, and adults
High Line Art Begins Its Spring Season with New HIGH LINE BILLBOARD
When you visit the park this spring, you will find more High Line Art than ever before.
The spring season will feature the High Line’s first group exhibition, more silent art films projected on adjacent building walls, a new sound installation, three performances by women artists in their 70s and 80s, and a humorous work by artist David Shrigley, pictured above, which made its debut on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD today.
High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr., with additional support from Vital Projects Fund, Inc., and, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. In-kind support for HIGH LINE BILLBOARD is provided by Edison Properties.
Learn more about upcoming High Line Art
High Line Events & Happenings
HIGH LINE PRINT
Congratulations to photographer Justin Lintz, whose image was selected by our more than 40,000 Facebook fans to become the next High Line Print. View the photograph and learn more about the contest
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Architecture critic Justin Davidson took a look at the initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line. Of all the media coverage, this one was our favorite. Read his commentary and view the slideshow
TREASURE & BOND
There is a new way to support the High Line. Stop by Treasure & Bond, an innovative new boutique in SoHo that will donate 100% of its store profits between February and April toward the High Line's family programs. Read more
MAKE A SALAD
Join us on the High Line on Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) to watch Alison Knowles perform Make a Salad, a participatory event involving a giant salad mixed with a grand gesture and then served to the crowd. Intrigued? Check out Gothamist for a video of the performance at the Tate Modern.
FROM FREIGHT TO FABULOUS
Take a walking tour of the High Line with architectural historian Matt Postal on Wednesday, April 25 to learn about a time when freight trains and cargo ruled Manhattan's West Side. Purchase tickets
Have you seen the delicate yellow flowers blooming on the High Line near West 21st Street? They are called Pagoda yellow dogtooth violets, and they will continue blooming through next week. Visit the High Line Blog or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for bloom updates.
The weather has warmed up, and that means it is time to turn on the park's water fountains and water feature for the spring season. The water fountains will be operating this weekend, and the water feature will be running again by the week of April 23.
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
A Special Award for Sarah Sze's High Line Art Installation
We’ve reached the halfway mark for High Line Spring Cutback.
Congrats to Melissa Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at Friends of the High Line, for making the @CrainsNewYork ‘40 under 40’ list.
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Become a 2012 Member and Double Your Impact
There's never been a better time to become a member of the High Line, or to renew your membership for the year ahead.
Thanks to a generous $50,000 Membership Matching Gift Challenge made by Lincoln, all membership gifts made between April 3 and April 15 will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
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We know that the season ahead can be the High Line's most exciting and dynamic season yet. But we can't make it happen alone – please, take advantage of this incredible opportunity to double your membership support – and join or renew today!