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The High Line Blog

  • Throwback Thursday: How We Got to the "End of the Line"

    A view of the southern terminus of the High Line at the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, in 2011. The photo is part of the forthcoming book by High Line designers James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel/National Geogra... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Autumn crocus

    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
  • PHOTOS: Autumn on the High Line

    It's officially fall in New York City! Now that temperatures are cooling and the first hints of fall color are appearing in the planting beds, it's the perfect time to enjoy crisp evening walks, beautiful autumn foliage, public art, and programs for the entire family. See below for some ... read more
  • Remembering Peter Obletz, the High Line's Original Friend

    "We gratefully remember the late Peter Obletz, railroad aficionado, community leader, Chelsea resident, and champion of the earliest movement to save the High Line." If you've paused near 14th Street on the High Line over the past few years, you may have noticed this sentiment engraved on a p... read more
  • The History of "Death Avenue"

    Not just an urban legend, West Side Cowboys rode in front of trains to warn pedestrians and traffic of the oncoming rail. Photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing Company. It's hard to imagine that beneath the calm refuge that is now the High Line there once laid a street so chaotic that it ... read more
  • Back to the Future of the High Line

    We officially live in the future! Well, at least the future depicted in Back to the Future Part II. In the second installment of the popular 80s and early 90s trilogy, protagonist Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future, to today to be exact, October 21, 2015, at 4:29 PM.While gravity-defy... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Chaste tree

    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, adaptabili... read more
  • Joshua David, Friends of the High Line Podcast

    Podcast: Discover Sites & Sounds of NYC’s Park in the Sky with Co-Founder Joshua David

    Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Joshua David. Photo by Liz Ligon. We invite you to listen to a unique podcast featuring Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Joshua David as he revisits favorite neighborhood sites and reflects on his memories about the High Line. After Josh steppe... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Asters

    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
  • Flashback Friday: Pier 54’s LaToya Ruby Frazier

    In 2014, High Line Art presented Pier 54, an empirical exhibition with ties to the renowned Pier 18 by artist and curator, Willoughby Sharp. The 1971 Pier 18 project called on 27 male artists to create sculptures, installations, and actions within the abandoned Pier 18, photographed by artists Ha... read more