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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Four Seasons in the Forest

    The High Line's Chelsea Thicket in summer. Photo by Juan Valentin Walking through the Chelsea Thicket, on the High Line between West 21 st and West 22nd Streets, is one of the closest experiences you'll have to being in a forest in the middle of Manhattan. This short stretch features... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Cardinal Flower

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Removing Noxious Weeds and Protecting Our Ecosystem

    The self-seeded landscape that runs above the High Line at the Rail Yards gives visitors a chance to see what the High Line looked like before it became a park. During the structure's years of disuse, an assortment of wild plants took hold in the gravel ballast. In the Western Rail Yards section ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Rattlesnake Master

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
  • Plant of the Week: New York Ironweed

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, ada... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Neches River Mallow

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Joe Pye Weed

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Compass Plant

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Gardening in the Sky: Lacewings and Beneficial Insects

    In the second installation of our Gardening in the Sky blog series, Horticulture Manager Andi Pettis discusses beneficial insects on the High Line.High Line Gardeners work hard to maintain a balanced garden ecosystem in the park's planting beds, while keeping an eye on plant stresses, pests, and ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Swamp-Rose Mallow

    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, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more