Park update: The High Line will be closed south of 14th St. on Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, due to neighboring construction work. The southernmost access points will be 14th St. (stairs) or 23rd St. (elevator). Follow us on Twitter at @highlinenyc for updates.

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Inside Track: Barry Diller Previews Little Island

Hear directly from Barry Diller how, in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust leadership, he embarked on the unique opportunity to reimagine an entirely new type of public space for New York—one that will create an immersive experience with art, nature, and performance. Just as the High Line opened in 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession, Little Island will open in spring 2021 against the backdrop of New York City’s recovery. Designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick and landscape architect Signe Nielsen, Little Island will provide visitors with an oasis from urban life where they can play, relax, imagine, and restore.

Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg, and their family have played a pivotal role in shaping the High Line neighborhood and New York City. The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation was one of the High Line’s first major capital donors and remains the High Line’s largest private supporter. Committed to making New York City a better place for all to live, they are also key funders of The Shed and the Statue of Liberty Museum. We at the High Line remain grateful for son Alex von Furstenberg’s service on the High Line board since 2009 and all that the Diller – von Furstenberg Family does to support culture and public space in our city.

On November 12, 2020, Barry Diller joined High Line Co-founder and Executive Director Robert Hammond in conversation about Little Island and the important role public space will play in shaping the future of New York. This talk debuted live on Zoom for High Line members and donors.

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