The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • Story Behind the Shot: Serendipity in a Snowstorm

    In celebration of the High Line Calendar, we're exploring each month's featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. This month's image comes from longtime High Line Photographer Marcin Wichary. Marcin may call San Francisco home, but the course of his development as a pho... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Fall Plantings

    High Line Gardener Orrin Sheehan and Volunteer Lebasi Lashley work along the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover. Photos by Friends of the High Line Approximately 360 species of perennial plants flourish on the High Line and are cared for by a team of dedicated High Line Gardeners and vol... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: Fall Landscape

    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. October’s calendar image is a vibrant autumn landscape shot by High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus. This image was tak... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Exploring the Gardens of Wave Hill

    Standing amidst a beautiful garden of flowers is Wave Hill’s Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, which is home to a variety of tropical and desert plants. Photo by Gigi Altarejos This week we celebrate another green New York City gem – Wave Hill. Earlier this summer, our friends at Wave Hil... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rainy Photo Walk

    A dedicated group of photographers braved a rainy night for a fun photo walk on the High line. Photo by Eddie Crimmins  Four High Line Volunteer Photographers joined us for an evening photo walk last Friday, July 12, to document Manhattanhenge, scheduled to occur that night. Mother Nature ... read more
  • New Video Series: My High Line

    Our new video series My High Line highlights the many uses of the High Line, and the people who call it their own. The inaugural video portrait features Gammy Miller, a High Line Volunteer and long-time resident of the West Village. Join us after the jump to discover her High Line. The... read more
  • Spring Cutback: Week Two

    This week, we trimmed back the majority of the dried grasses and plant stalks in the Wildflower Field, on the High Line between West 27th and West 29th Streets. Pictured here are High Line Gardeners Mark and Maeve working beneath the towering JR mural at West 29th Street. Photo by Mike Tschappat ... read more