The High Line Blog

  • Q&A with Spring Cutback Volunteer Bridget Gramling

    Before the onset of spring, our High Line gardeners and volunteers begin to work vigorously on trimming back textured grasses and perennials to make way for new growth along our 1.5-mile-long park. February 29 marked the first day of this monumental task, called Spring Cutback. And with the co... read more
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    Participate in Spring Cutback

    Photo by Liz Ligon In keeping with planting designer Piet Oudolf’s vision, High Line plants are not trimmed back at the onset of cold weather as they are in most gardens. Instead, the textured grasses, skeletal plant stalks, and dried seed heads define the High Line’s winter landscap... read more
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    Photo Essay: Under the High Line

    All photos by Mike TschappatAs a staff member of Friends of the High Line, I feel like I’m often focused solely on what’s going on in the park: plants, food, visitors, public programs, etc. But the most exciting and interesting feature of the structure itself is arguably its elevated nature. This... read more
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    2014: The Year in Photos

    We've gathered together some of our favorite images and stories from this groundbreaking year. We hope you enjoy them. This has been a momentous year for the High Line, thanks to you. From all of us at Friends of the High Line, we wish you the very best in 2015! Remember Snowpocalypse? ... read more
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    Volunteer for the 2015 Snow Team

    Photo by Friends of the High Line Would you like to help us clear the park's walkways following winter storms? Sign up to join the 2015 Snow Team.After snowstorms the High Line is a magical place, and Friends of the High Line works quickly to remove the snow and ice from the paths an... read more
  • Helping to Restore a Community Garden

    Local gardener Tari Stubblefield surveys the restored community garden. Photo by Liz Ligon This past April, High Line horticultural staff, volunteers, and teens in our Green Corps program helped local gardener Tari Stubblefield restore a garden at the Fulton Houses in Chelsea. The ... read more
  • Spring Cutback 2014 Is Complete!

    New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Borough Commissioner Bill Castro shears a tall patch of grass to cheers from Executive Director Jenny Gersten, Borough President Gale Brewer, and volunteers. The Borough Commissioner and Borough President stopped by on Wednesday to mark the officia... read more
  • Week Three of Spring Cutback

    On Monday, more than 20 volunteers came out to help the High Line Gardeners tackle the densely planted Chelsea Grasslands. Photo by Mike Tschappat  We're approaching the end of Spring Cutback, an annual endeavor to trim back more than 100,000 plants along the High Line to make room for ne... read more
  • Spring Cutback Begins

    The sight of all these bright green buckets dotting our planting beds means winter is on its way out. Photo by Liz Ligon On Monday we began to trim back the dried grasses and striking seed heads that added beauty and texture to our gardens this long winter. This annual horticultural endeavor, c... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Evening Silhouette

    High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat captured an interesting view of the High Line with visitors and Chelsea Piers in the background, silhouetted against a warm end-of-the-day sky. High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat has visited the park regularly this past year, consistently finding new a... read more