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June 30, 2014

Plants of the Week: Perennial Ryegrass and Tall Fescue

By Andi Pettis

There are an amazing variety of beautiful grasses growing on the High Line. Little bluestem is an unexpected, cooling blue-green in midsummer. The...

Plants of the Week: Perennial Ryegrass and Tall Fescue

By Andi Pettis | June 30, 2014

There are an amazing variety of beautiful grasses growing on the High Line. Little bluestem is an unexpected, cooling blue-green in midsummer. The flowers of purple love grass explode into airy fireworks, and then break away and float...

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June 27, 2014

Photo of the Week: Summer Blooms

By Erika Harvey

The beauty of the High Line’s gardens is that the planting beds are an ever-changing palette of textures and colors. This time of year, as plants soak...

Photo of the Week: Summer Blooms

By Erika Harvey | June 27, 2014

The beauty of the High Line’s gardens is that the planting beds are an ever-changing palette of textures and colors. This time of year, as plants soak up the summer sun, their foliage seems to grow thicker and thicker each day...

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June 24, 2014

Favorite Green Corps Moments of 2014

By Emily Pinkowitz

Teen staff reflect on that day’s work with High Line Educator Gahl Shottan. Photo by Rowa Lee On June 26, Friends of the High Line will celebrate...

Favorite Green Corps Moments of 2014

By Emily Pinkowitz | June 24, 2014

Teen staff reflect on that day’s work with High Line Educator Gahl Shottan. Photo by Rowa Lee On June 26, Friends of the High Line will celebrate the graduation of the Green Corps class of 2014 with a Garden Party. In anticipation...

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June 23, 2014

Plant of the Week: Foxtail Lily

By Erika Harvey

The foxtail lily, Eremurus stenophyllus, is an iconic late-spring bloom at the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line The High Line’s planting...

Plant of the Week: Foxtail Lily

By Erika Harvey | June 23, 2014

The foxtail lily, Eremurus stenophyllus, is an iconic late-spring bloom at the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after...

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June 20, 2014

Photo of the Week: A Piece of History

By Erika Harvey

If you’ve walked to the High Line’s southernmost tip, you’ve likely noticed the abrupt – yet visually captivating – way the park ends. Long...

Photo of the Week: A Piece of History

By Erika Harvey | June 20, 2014

If you’ve walked to the High Line’s southernmost tip, you’ve likely noticed the abrupt – yet visually captivating – way the park ends. Long ago, during the years that freight trains still chugged along these elevated tracks...

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June 16, 2014

Plant of the Week: Purple Milkweed

By Andi Pettis

In addition to being an important crop, purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is a particularly handsome plant. Photo by Friends of the High Line The...

Plant of the Week: Purple Milkweed

By Andi Pettis | June 16, 2014

In addition to being an important crop, purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is a particularly handsome plant. Photo by Friends of the High Line The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up...

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June 16, 2014

New High Line Documentary Debuts June 17

By Jennette Mulaney

Great Museums has created a new documentary about the High Line, Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City. The piece details the remarkable...

New High Line Documentary Debuts June 17

By Jennette Mulaney | June 16, 2014

Great Museums has created a new documentary about the High Line, Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City. The piece details the remarkable transformation of the High Line and the people who made it possible. Elevated Thinking...

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June 14, 2014

The First Five Years of High Line Art

By Ashley Tickle

An installation view of Carol Bove’s High Line Commission Caterpillar installed on the High Line at the Rail Yards in 2013. Photo by Timothy...

The First Five Years of High Line Art

By Ashley Tickle | June 14, 2014

An installation view of Carol Bove’s High Line Commission Caterpillar installed on the High Line at the Rail Yards in 2013. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Friends of the High Line founded High Line Art in 2009 with the opening of the...

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June 13, 2014

Photo of the Week: A Look Back

By Christian Barclay

Joel Sternfeld, Fallen Billboard, November 2000. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. “As soon as Joel saw it, he took...

Photo of the Week: A Look Back

By Christian Barclay | June 13, 2014

Joel Sternfeld, Fallen Billboard, November 2000. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. “As soon as Joel saw it, he took me aside and said, ‘I want to do this. Don’t let anyone else up here for a...

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June 13, 2014

The Power of Programming

By Emily Pinkowitz

High Line Educator Karen Lew Biney-Amissah makes history fun for a group of students. Photo by Rowa Lee Long before the High Line was a forgone...

The Power of Programming

By Emily Pinkowitz | June 13, 2014

High Line Educator Karen Lew Biney-Amissah makes history fun for a group of students. Photo by Rowa Lee Long before the High Line was a forgone conclusion, Friends of the High Line staff learned a valuable lesson about the power of...

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