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The High Line Blog

  • Meet Jenny Gersten, Our New Executive Director

    Our new Executive Director, Jenny Gersten, grew up minutes from the High Line – her childhood apartment building is visible in the background of this picture. Photo by Liz Ligon Although it's been only a few weeks since Jenny Gersten joined Friends of the High Line as our new Executive ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Six More Weeks of Winter?

    Dried grasses, bare branches, and a light blanket of snow epitomize winter beauty in the High Line’s gardens. Photo by Gigi Altarejos It may only be the end of January, but many New Yorkers are already looking for signs that the icy grip of winter is loosening. While some in the nation will be ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Eastern Red Cedar

    A mockingbird enjoys the "berries" – actually cones – of one of the High Line's Emerald Sentinel® Eastern red cedar trees. Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 t... 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
  • Plant of the Week: Sweetbay Magnolia

    After a January snowstorm, the leaves of Green Shadow sweetbay magnolia remain vibrant. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 L... read more
  • Photo of the Week: New Plants on the High Line

    Our newest High Line Billboard, Shelf Still Life by Jonas Wood, photographed by Timothy Schenck High Line Photographer Timothy Schenck perfectly captured our latest High Line Billboard, Shelf Still Life by Jonas Wood in an aerial image, allowing us to see how this monumental work of art appe... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Gray Birch

    The elegant gray birch can be found growing throughout the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line. 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 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: The Park in Monochrome

    Photographer Vadim Krisyan captures the High Line beautifully in black and white. A limited palate highlights Ulla von Brandenburg’s Shadowplay on view daily beginning at 4:00 PM on High Line Channel 14 located in the 14th Street Passage on the High Line. In this age of highly saturated, fu... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Staghorn Sumac

    The staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina, is particularly striking during the colder months. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Winter Seed Heads

    The seed heads of plants past their prime are beautiful in their winter state. The High Line’s perennials are intentionally left by our gardeners to overwinter naturally, and won’t be cut back until spring. Photos by Juan Valentin The landscape design of the High Line is inspired by the self... read more