Visitors to the High Line in August — especially those who have visited at night — may have noticed new artwork installed in the windows of Phillips de Pury. Artist Nils Folke Anderson has created After Before and After, a large sculptural installation fabricated from recyclable expanded polystyrene. This installation can be viewed both from inside the Phillips galleries, and from the High Line’s Sundeck. This work will remain on view through September 6. More photos after the jump.
Our flickr pool, now well past its infancy and into its chubby adolescence, is a great repository of High Line visitor photos. It’s a fun browse, but it needs your help to grow big and strong.
If you’re on flickr, please take a moment to add your best High Line shots to our pool. You’ll be glad you helped expand the prettiest little corner of the internet.
The “Goings on About Town” photo in this week’s New Yorker featured a familiar sight to anyone who’s strolled the High Line on a hot day. The Sundeck’s lounge chairs — both rolling and stationary — have become a veritable Mecca for sunbathers.
For those who remember the early iterations of the High Line’s design, the photo also reminds us of something…
Did you know?: One-third of our food depends on the services of a pollinator, pollinators like nature’s loveable pirate; the bee. In 2007, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, the Greenbelt Native Plant and the Great Sunflower Project began the Great Pollinator Project (GPP), an initiative to help better understand these champions of the flowerpot. The GPP’s goals are fourfold: to identify which areas of New York City have good pollinator service, to increase understanding of bee distribution, and to raise public awareness of native bees and park management and home gardening practices to benefit native bees.
Looking for something interesting to do on the High Line? Help with this worthy endeavor! The High Line is home to a burgeoning bee population, one ripe for observation. By simply watching and recording bees in various locations in New York like the High Line, you can help the GPP better understand the challenges faced by a little bee in the big city. Just click here to get started.
Interested in bees but too busy to help out? Check out their Web site for a plethora of bee related information.
Please join Crop to Cup this Sunday, August 16th, from 4 PM to 6 PM for free coffee and chocolate drinks on the High Line at the Chelsea Market passage! High Liners will be able to choose from Crop to Cup’s signature hot and iced coffees, iced chocolate, and hot or iced mochas. All dairy is supplied from Basis Farm to Chef and Battenkill Valley Creamery. Crop to Cup is a New York City-based coffee company boasting farmer-direct single origin coffees and works with sustainably-focused dairy farms. See you on Sunday!
Maybe the air thirty feet up does something to people, but the High Line seems to have been attracting some serious love lately. We received word of another proposal on the High Line a few weeks back, when a San Franciscan named Alex came to New York to propose to his girlfriend Priya. No need to worry, those petals were not picked off the High Line. Congratulations to Alex and Priya!
More hopeless romanticism after the break. (more…)