On the High Line is an App That Lets You Explore the Famous Elevated Park With Your iPhone

On the High Line is an App That Lets You Explore the Famous Elevated Park With Your iPhone

Next time you visit the High Line, get the inside scoop without having to carry around a heavy guidebook with On The High Line, a new app for the iPhone. Released by illustrated book publisher Thames & Hudson, the dynamic insider’s guide to the High

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PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

“Today we celebrate a major step toward completing our vision of turning the entire High Line into a one-of-a-kind public park,” said Mayor Bloomberg of the commencement of the elevated park’s final section. “The park has become a local treasure and

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park’s Undeveloped Future Third Section

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park’s Undeveloped Future Third Section

This fall, New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to see the third section of the High Line as it is – before it gets redeveloped into a lush park. Friends of the High Line will open the future third section to lucky visitors for two weekends in October,

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PHOTOS: Terroir Shipping Container Wine Bar is the High Line Park’s Only Sit-Down Restaurant

PHOTOS: Terroir Shipping Container Wine Bar is the High Line Park’s Only Sit-Down Restaurant

Terroir on the Porch is a little sister to the other Terroir locations in the city, but unlike its older sibs, it’s a seasonal outpost that will only be open during the warmer months. The no-nonsense black box kitchen, counter and register was designed by

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PHOTOS: Ice Skate for Free Inside Jaguar’s Giant Snow Globe at the High Line Today

PHOTOS: Ice Skate for Free Inside Jaguar’s Giant Snow Globe at the High Line Today

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line’s final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around the proposed skyscrapers, creating a new and vibrant neighborhood not

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High Line Gets $5 Million from New York City

High Line Gets $5 Million from New York City

The City of New York has agreed to provide $5 million in cash for the High Line Park, which is scheduled to begin construction on the third (and final) half mile section in the near future.

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Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

The final .58-mile portion of The High Line Park was donated by CSX in early July, 2012 under the Federal Rails-to-Trails program, a D.C. non-profit that specializes in turning old train tracks to parks.

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Without the Tiffany & Co Foundation, there might not have been a High Line park. The foundation has been instrumental in helping Friends of the High Line raise the necessary funds not only to refurbish the original rail line but also to maintain it. In

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HOMU: Homeless Museum of Art on the High Line is the World’s Smallest Gallery

HOMU: Homeless Museum of Art on the High Line is the World’s Smallest Gallery

Photo via HOMU by Daniel Isengart

New York based artist Filip Noteradaeme’s Homeless Museum of Art has been popping up around the city for the last ten years, and now it can be found on the High Line. The “world’s smallest museum” consists of Noteradaeme, a booth and a small collection of objects. High Line visitors interested in the bizarre mobile art gallery can meet Noteradaeme and engage with the HoMu near the 23rd Street Lawn through July.

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Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Fashion reality show Project Runway will be taking over Chelsea’s High Line park this summer by turning it into a giant catwalk complete with a billboard that tells you if your outfit is haute or not. Part advertising, part interactive art installation,

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Green Carceri is a Chameleon-Like Extension of the High Line Park That Changes Color With the Heat

Green Carceri is a Chameleon-Like Extension of the High Line Park That Changes Color With the Heat

The main objective of this unusual design is to create an extension of the public space around the High Line, with particular attention given to all things green. The green roof provides insulation and captures rainwater runoff that is used for irrigation

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Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

As you can imagine, we were extremely excited last year to find out that Queens might be getting a High Line-esque park of its own, but as of now, the project is causing a lot of disagreement. Friends of the QueensWay is the neighborhood group that wants

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NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a “Pipe” Dream

NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a “Pipe” Dream

In the popular cartoon Futurama, a maze of vacuum-powered suction tubes is used to transport people around the city of New New York – but did you know that a similar system is currently in use under Roosevelt Island in present-day NYC? OK, so it’s far less

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The Delancey Underground’s LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

The Delancey Underground’s LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

Great news for LowLine fans – this week, The Delancey Underground won the support of Manhattan’s Community Board 3, bringing the underground park even closer to coming to fruition. The plan to transform an abandoned underground trolley terminal under Delancey

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Gas Explosion Under the High Line Park Leaves 2 People Injured

Gas Explosion Under the High Line Park Leaves 2 People Injured

A gas explosion rocked an area underneath the High Line this morning, injuring two people. The blast occurred when a crew of construction workers tried to remove a gas tank from a former gas station at W. 14th St. and 10th Ave. The workers were rushed to Bellevue

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The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

What is going on here? We don’t even know.

The High Line Zoo is located atop a previously barren rooftop along the High Line, and consists of flat (but still ferocious) lions, elephants and monkeys. While the animals are a pristine white during the day,

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High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

Last week, a disgruntled Chelsea resident posted fliers along the High Line Park begging tourists who visit the area to check their manners. The posters, most of which were torn down by other Chelsea residents, complained about visitors “trampling” and

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Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

New York Cares Day
Spend Earth Day giving back to nature, New York, and your fellow citizens. Join 5,000 other New Yorkers for the annual New York Cares Day to beautify and clean our city’s parks and get them ready for the 2012 season. You can sign up with

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat

Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely longed for dream of an indoor velodrome within NYC come true. Rechnitz, the

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Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You’re Invited to Eat it!

Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You’re Invited to Eat it!

How will you be celebrating Earth Day this weekend? Perhaps the tastiest event in NYC will be taking place this Sunday, April 22 on the High Line, where artist Alison Knowles will be staging an art historical performance. The artist, who was part of the Fluxus

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Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Park

Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Park

The Tappan Bridge Park Alliance, lead by Paul Feiner, the supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, and Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, is working toward making this park a reality. Lecuona is coordinating an international design competition, while schools like

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Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

A few years ago, when Ramsey of Raad Studio learned about a huge, unused space below Delancey Street, he began thinking of how to create what could potentially be deemed the world’s first underground park. Built in 1903 and abandoned since 1948, the former

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Three More Residential Towers Will Hug the High Line Park

Three More Residential Towers Will Hug the High Line Park

Initially, a plan for a mixed use hotel, residential and retail area designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects was proposed for the site in 2009. The new Avinash K. Malhotra plan nixes the hotel, and brings a 14 story, 128 unit residence, a 25 story tower

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Waterfront New York City Theatre Would Feature an Elevated Park that Meets the High Line

Waterfront New York City Theatre Would Feature an Elevated Park that Meets the High Line

The New York City Theatre is meant to rival Broadway, but instead showcase smaller, independent productions, giving them a chance to shine. But in regards to the current economic situation, Vecchi and Ortolani designed a mixed-use complex, integrating residences,

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