01/10/14 1:30pm

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Last year, the High Line offered walks on the third, final section of the elevated railway at Hudson Yards in conjunction with Carol Bove’s Caterpillar exhibit, a series of site specific works. They’re bringing the walks back as “Winter Walks.” It’ll be a little cold, but look how pretty it looks with some snow! Registration is currently open for dates through February. One Untapped tip to check out when you visit–there are dates on the tracks that say when it was installed, going back to 1913.

More photos of Carol Bove’s exhibit here and here. Read about the plans for Hudson YardsGet in touch with the author @untappedmich.

12/04/13 11:00am

The High Line in New York City is one of the most well-known elevated parks, but around the world there are many similar urban reclamation projects underway. The success of the High Line inspired many other cities around the world to reuse and rethink space around old rail lines. Here are 10 plans from Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, the United States and Mexico.


11/13/13 10:00am

Spur-High Line-NYC-Untapped Cities-Bhushan Mondkar-013Image Credit: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line.

During the recent 2013 MAS summit for NYC, Joshua David, co founder of the High Line mentioned- “Most parks are places where people go to escape the city, The High Line is a place where you go to experience the city in new ways”

… and what an experience it has been! As we move onto the third and final section of this elevated park, Friends of High Line co-founder Robert Hammond and City councilman-elect Corey Johnson joined the design team at the School of Visual Art’s Beatrice Theater on Monday evening to present construction updates and unveil design concepts for the Spur- a unique space within the third section of the High Line.


10/18/13 1:09pm

Banksy-High Line-West 24th Street-Chelsea-NYC-OS GemeosImage via Banksy’s website

The latest Banksy is a play on the gallery in an outdoor space under the High Line at West 24th Street. It appears to be a collaboration with Brazilian twins Os Gemeos, whom we previously covered for his massive mural in Boston.

On Banky’s website, he writes:

Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries, but wished they had more gravel in them? Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight.


09/16/13 1:00pm

high line art-el anatsui-broken bridge ii-nyc-untapped cities-001Broken Bridge II at the High Line will come down on September 30th. Ken Goebel for High Line Art

Broken Bridge II is a sculpture by artist El Anatsui, who lives and works in Nigeria. For the past 10 months, the installation has been exhibited at the High Line and will be coming down on September 30th. This 37′ by 157′ tapestry was originally part of Paris’ 2012 Triennale exhibition and had to be reconfigured to fit the landscape of the High Line, for visitors of the park and viewers along West 21st Street to admire.


08/09/13 3:00pm


Section 3 of the High Line might not be opened or shined up, but High Line Art has commissioned (temporary) art on it. New York-based artist Carol Bove’s public art installation, “Caterpillar,” debuted among the weeds of the last section of the High Line in mid-May, and is coming down in May of 2014. Since then, the High Line has been hosting walking tours through Section 3  to allow visitors an exclusive glimpse at Bove’s artwork. Spaces in the tours were snatched up quickly; reservations for tours through September have been completely filled.