“Night Falls on the High Line” Video

Still from "Night Falls on the High Line".

This video is helping us ease into our week.

Daniel Turkewitz has woven together a series of shots on the High Line–clouds passing over the Hudson, delicate grasses fluttering in the breeze, sky changing from gold to inky blue, and ethereal images of people as they travel through the park.  It’s a  beautiful, dreamy video.

Happy Monday,  New York.

Weekend Snow on the High Line

While this week’s snowstorm turns brown, slushy, and inconvenient on street level, it’s still clean and beautiful up on the High Line.  There’s quite a bit of snow left–come up and enjoy it this weekend!  (Perhaps even make it part of a romantic date on Sunday?)

Weather permitting, we’ll be open for regular winter hours, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, with the last entry at 7:45 PM.  Check our Web site for updates.

Spencer Finch on Thirteen’s Sunday Arts Profile

Artist Spencer Finch was profiled on Thirteen’s Sunday Arts Profile last weekend. His installation The River That Flows Both Ways is the first major artwork on the High Line, and was commissioned in partnership with Creative Time and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Read more about Spencer’s installation.

It’s Friday, Let’s Watch a Video!

Video journalist Larry Closs visited the High Line this fall and put together this lovely little travel piece. He highlights some of the park’s most popular features, and talks with Co-Founder Robert Hammond about the inspiration behind the park.

Enjoy!

2009 in Pictures

Dear Friends,

2009 has been a remarkable year for the High Line. After spending the spring working on the final stages of construction, we opened the first section of the park in June. Since then, we estimate that nearly 2 million people have visited. We hope you were among these first visitors to the High Line, and that you return again and again in 2010.

The High Line’s first year as a public park has been truly amazing. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite pictures from this incredible, historic year. We hope you enjoy them!

We hope you’ll continue to support the High Line as we prepare for 2010.

Many thanks, and happy New Year,

Park visitors stroll and relax on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck between 14th and 15th Streets. The Sundeck is one of the High Line’s most popular gathering spots, especially for sunbathers on bright summer days, and as a place to watch the sunset. Photo by Iwan Baan

“…The High Line is a hit, and not just with tourists but with New Yorkers who are openly relishing a place where they can reflect and relax enough to get a new perspective on Manhattan.”

—Diane Cardwell, For High Line Visitors, Park is a Railway Out of Manhattan, New York Times

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Art of Noise. Happy Weekend, NYC

Excuse the re-post, but I consider it my duty to make sure everyone watches this at least once. This little gem of a music video was shot by Art of Noise on the High Line in 1984.

Baffled? Original Post is Here.

Video: At Work on the High Line

[Video by Adam Kaufman]

Ever wonder who’s up on the High Line weeding, watering, collecting garbage, sweeping, and generally making sure the park is a great place to be?

Meet gardener Andi Lawton and custodian Jose Casanova, part of the High Line’s stellar maintenance and operations team.  In this new video, Andi and Jose talk about the daily work that goes into taking care of the High Line.

The maintenance and operations of the High Line is paid for by Friends of the High Line, mostly through our membership program. You can become a member to help support this work, and ensure that the High Line remains a beautiful and well-maintained public park.

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