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Park Update: Crews have cleared the High Line's paths, and the park is open to the public between Gansevoort and 30th Streets. We are working to open the remainder of the park as soon as possible. Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

The High Line Blog

  • The High Line is Open on New Year's Day

    Via ButterFly Project's Flickr Photostream.  Ring in the new year by strolling the High Line! The park will be open New Year's Day (regular winter hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM). In case of extreme inclement weather any time this winter, please check our Web site and/or twitter for info on p... read more
  • Where Have All the Trailers Gone?

    In addition to all the shoveling the High Line staff did to keep the park open this weekend, our temporary Maintenance & Operations facility has been moved down to the southern entrance of the High Line, at street level. In order to get ready for the joining of Section 1 to Section 2 (still unde... read more
  • The First Big Snow

    If you haven't already caught glimpses of the High Line dressed in white, check out this snow-strewn photo that our Maintenance & Operations staff took this weekend. The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck under a white blanket.  In order to clear the snow, the crew used various tools and eq... read more
  • High Line among New York Times 2009 Architectural Triumphs

    Photo by Librado Romero/The New York Times.  "Despite the fears and anxieties of many [...] that rapacious developers would transform the High Line into a glorified mall," Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote last week in the New York Times,  "it has already become–just five months after the com... read more
  • Lab School Chorus Braves the Cold to Bring the Cheer

    Photo by Joan Garvin  Last night, students from Chelsea's NYC Lab School Chorus braved the bitter temperature and biting wind for a holiday concert in the High Line's Chelsea Market passage. The kids gamely ran through their repertoire, from seasonal selections like "Walking in a Winter Wo... read more
  • An Award for the High Line

    We are proud to announce that the High Line has been bestowed with an award from the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics: First Prize for "Best Show in a Public Space."  I have the honor of accepting this award at a reception at the Guggenheim Museum, alongside esteemed c... read more
  • Join Your Local Community Board!

    The Manhattan Borough President's office is currently accepting applications for community board membership! Community boards are charged with representing community interests on crucial issues of development, land use, zoning, and city service delivery. Serving on a board is an incredible opport... read more
  • Elevator Ride

    We love this little photo of a trip on the 14th Street elevator, posted on Flickr by 24gotham. The recently-opened elevator has quickly become one of our favorite parts of the park, especially in gray weather. As someone in our office said yesterday, "it feels sunny in there." read more
  • Section 2 Construction Update: Plank Delivery

    The pathway system's substructure at 28th Street, ready to be planked.  Even on frigid days like last Friday, with icy winds whipping off the Hudson, our construction team is busy at work building the landscape on Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street). For weeks now, the team has been lay... read more
  • High Line Regular Tommy Flamer

      Friends of the High Line staff have known neighborhood resident Tommy Flamer for a long time. Before Section 1 opened, Tommy was a fixture at all of our Rail Yards hearings, community meetings, and public programs. We would often spot him walking underneath the High Line, looking up.  Al... read more
  • Holly on the High Line

    Winter Red winterberry holly with grey birch in the Gansevoort Woodland.Photo by Patrick Cullina.  Here's another sight-seeing item to add to your holiday list – the Winter Red winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red') that's brightening the Gansevoort Woodland with clusters of li... read more
  • New Yorker: High Line Tops 2009 Architecture List

    As part of the New Yorker blog's 2009 Year in Review, architecture critic Paul Goldberger has assembled a list of the Ten Most Positive Architectural Events of 2009. At the top of the list is the High Line; Goldberger writes, "Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this yea... read more
  • M&O's New Worksman Trikes!

    High Line Gardener Johnny Linville test-drives one of the new maintenance trikes.  Because of the High Line's narrow pathways and relatively long distances, it can take a member of our maintenance and operations team 30 minutes to walk from the trailers at 20th Street, down to the Gansevoo... read more
  • West Chelsea Rezoning Wins 2009 ULI Global Award

    West Chelsea Rezoning map from the DCP';s website.  The Department of City Planning's 2005 West Chelsea Rezoning proposal recently won this year's Urban Land Institute's Global Award for Excellence.  The ULI bestows their Global Award on projects across the world that show "the best cross-... read more
  • Art of Noise. Happy Weekend, NYC

    Excuse the re-post, but I consider it my duty to make sure everyone watches this at least once. This little gem of a music video was shot by Art of Noise on the High Line in 1984. Baffled? Original Post is Here. read more
  • Holiday Singing with NYC Lab School, December 17

      Are you as excited as we are for another beautiful winter in New York City? Then come help us celebrate the season with the New York City Lab School Chorus and Craft Sweets for a performance of winter songs and a feast of some sweet treats on the High Line. The NYC Lab School High Schoo... read more
  • High Line Gift Memberships at The WIRED Store

      This holiday season, you can purchase a High Line Gift Membership at The WIRED Store, in the Meatpacking District through December 28. The WIRED Store is located at 415 West 13th Street (between 9th Avenue & Washington Street), and is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 12:00 Noon t... read more
  • Three Days Only: Baby Buggy Gear Drive at the Caledonia

      Today through Saturday, Baby Buggy is holding a drive at the Caledonia near the 16th Street entrance to the High Line.  They're collecting new and gently used strollers, high chairs, front carriers, and bassinets for needy New York City families.  These items are essentials for families w... read more
  • Winter Hours Begin December 14

      Beginning on Monday, December 14, the High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The High Line will remain open year-round. Late fall and winter is a great time to visit the High Line. We encourage you to come up and experience the changing landscape of the park in all season... read more
  • December Blooms

    Photo by Bryan Hou, via Flickr  Happy December! Up on the High Line, the darkest month of the year is brightened by 19 species of December bloomers. Bundle up, take a walk, and try to spot these brave blossoms, from the Gansevoort Woodland's hardy and spectacular aromatic aster (Aster obl... read more
  • Thanksgiving at the Bloomingdale Trail

    Headed to Chicago for a Thanksgiving meal with the family, I thought I'd take advantage of the Windy City's version of the High Line. Arriving early, I got a section tour of the structure from The Trust for Public Land's Laura Uhlir. Half the height of the High Line (15 feet tall) and wider than ... read more
  • James Corner at Cooper Union

    Image courtesy of fieldoperations.net  James Corner, principal and founder of James Corner Field Operations, the High Line project lead, will lecture on his recent and current works at the Cooper Union on Wednesday, December 9th. In addition to the High Line, Corner's work with Field Oper... read more