Park update: The Spur & Coach Passage sections of the High Line at 30th St. & 10th Ave. will be closed to the public on May 19. The rest of the park will remain open.

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February 26, 2014

Discovering New York City's Rich Railroad History at the Williamson Library

By Clay Grable

Michael Vitiello examines a book of old West Side Line (a.k.a. the High Line) advertisements in the Williamson Library. On the wall of Michael...

Discovering New York City's Rich Railroad History at the Williamson Library

By Clay Grable | February 26, 2014

Michael Vitiello examines a book of old West Side Line (a.k.a. the High Line) advertisements in the Williamson Library. On the wall of Michael Vitiello’s office, hidden in the upper levels of Grand Central Terminal, hangs a bronzed...

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December 3, 2013

Fifteen Years of High Line Memories

By Erika Harvey

Co-Founder Robert Hammond will be stepping down at the end of 2013 after nearly fifteen years of leadership at Friends of the High Line. He leaves...

Fifteen Years of High Line Memories

By Erika Harvey | December 3, 2013

Co-Founder Robert Hammond will be stepping down at the end of 2013 after nearly fifteen years of leadership at Friends of the High Line. He leaves behind a legacy that extends far beyond the mile-and-a-half of the High Line....

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November 6, 2013

Story Behind the Shot: West Side Improvement Project

By Erika Harvey

In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the...

Story Behind the Shot: West Side Improvement Project

By Erika Harvey | November 6, 2013

In celebration of our new 18-month High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. In 1934, the initial stage of the West Side Improvement Project was...

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October 31, 2013

The Buildings that Host the High Line

By Clay Grable

Looking north into the Chelsea Market Passage, the former site of the Nabisco building, at dawn.Andrew Frasz First-time High Line visitors may wonder:...

The Buildings that Host the High Line

By Clay Grable | October 31, 2013

Looking north into the Chelsea Market Passage, the former site of the Nabisco building, at dawn.Andrew Frasz First-time High Line visitors may wonder: Does this park run into that building? Does this park go through that building? The...

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July 30, 2013

The Wild, Wild West Side: The Dangerous Past of 10th and 11th Avenues

By Madeline Berg

Not just an urban legend, West Side Cowboys rode in front of trains to warn pedestrians and traffic of the oncoming rail.Kalmbach Publishing Company...

The Wild, Wild West Side: The Dangerous Past of 10th and 11th Avenues

By Madeline Berg | July 30, 2013

Not just an urban legend, West Side Cowboys rode in front of trains to warn pedestrians and traffic of the oncoming rail.Kalmbach Publishing Company It’s hard to imagine that beneath the calm refuge that is now the High Line there...

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September 20, 2012

Groundbreaking at the High Line at the Rail Yards!

By Kate Lindquist

During a ceremonial moment to mark the start of construction, we tossed grass and wildflower seeds onto the High Line at the Rail Yards. Some of the...

Groundbreaking at the High Line at the Rail Yards!

By Kate Lindquist | September 20, 2012

During a ceremonial moment to mark the start of construction, we tossed grass and wildflower seeds onto the High Line at the Rail Yards. Some of the seeds were originally collected from the High Line before construction began on the...

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July 25, 2012

City Acquires High Line’s Final Section from CSX

By Kate Lindquist

The news marks an important point in the history of the High Line. This elevated railway viaduct, originally built in 1934 to carry freight trains, is...

City Acquires High Line’s Final Section from CSX

By Kate Lindquist | July 25, 2012

The news marks an important point in the history of the High Line. This elevated railway viaduct, originally built in 1934 to carry freight trains, is now entirely owned by the City of New York and poised to be fully transformed into a...

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March 27, 2012

Next Big Idea: Jeff Koons' 'Train' at the High Line

By Kate Lindquist

A design rendering of Jeff Koons’ Train at the High Line. Image by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Jeff Koons. As we...

Next Big Idea: Jeff Koons' 'Train' at the High Line

By Kate Lindquist | March 27, 2012

A design rendering of Jeff Koons’ Train at the High Line. Image by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Jeff Koons. As we continue to refine the initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High...

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March 13, 2012

First Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

By Erika Harvey

The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinctive design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High...

First Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

By Erika Harvey | March 13, 2012

The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinctive design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line, and the unique self-seeded landscape that...

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