Photo by Timothy Schenck

Friends of the High Line


New York City’s High Line is an aerial greenway inspired by the Parisian Promenade Plantée. It is the city’s only elevated park and one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations. Because green public spaces are a vital part of any metropolis, we are supporting the third and final phase of the High Line project, which is extending the park, establishing a unique event space, and earmarking funds for preservation.

An Airy Refuge for Urbanites

Starting in 2005, an elevated section of a disused and antiquated New York Central Railroad spur on the West Side of Manhattan was reconstructed to be a public park. The outdoor experience it provides is unmatched anywhere in the city, as visitors can stroll the 1.45-mile route, enjoying views of the skyline and Hudson River, and experiencing cultural attractions such as art installations and public performances spaces that have sprung up along its route.  Today, this unique park hosts as many as 60,000 visitors a day and is a hub of outdoor culture within the bustling Big Apple.  The inspiration for the project came from the Promenade Plantée, a 2.9-mile park built atop an obsolete railway infrastructure in Paris.

GRoW Support

2016 – General Operating Support

2015 – General Operating Support

2014 – Capital Support

To learn more, visit The High Line.


Nature walk above the streets of New York City. Photo by Timothy Schenck

High Line art. Photo by Timothy Schenck

The Railway. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Park in the sky. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Nature walk above the streets of New York City. Photo by Timothy Schenck

High Line art. Photo by Timothy Schenck

The Railway. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Park in the sky. Photo by Timothy Schenck


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