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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

  • Plant of the Week: Mexican Feather Grass

    Mexican feather grass is flourishing on the High Line after days of spring rain.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species o... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Brome-like Sedge

    This native sedge displays subtle fluffy blooms this time of year The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Korean Feather Reed Grass

    This beautiful ornamental grass blooms in late summer with feathery pink-tinted panicles that fade to a cream color in the colder months of the year.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie Dropseed

    Prairie dropseed is a native grass, known for the distinct scent produced by its seed heads in the late summer. Photo by Cristina Macaya  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980... read more
  • Plant of the Week: 'The Blues' Little Bluestem

    Present throughout the park, ‘The Blues’ little bluestem is a wispy grass that produces fluffy silver seed heads that remain beautiful through the winter months.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the... read more
  • What's that Smell?

    Via christiNYCa's flickr.  If you've been up to the High Line recently, you may have noticed a particular scent coming mostly from Chelsea Grasslands. It's been described as smelling like coriander, a combination of honey and cilantro leaves, or popcorn.   I've also overheard it described, ... read more