It’s All Happening at the High Line Zoo

The Highline Zoo at night (Courtesy

If you walk the High Line park at night, you’ll see emus, elephants and psychedelic monkeys in mid-swing, all aglow. And this is without the use of hallucinogens. A group of artists including Sun Bae, Stuart Braunstein and Jordan Betten have transformed a Chelsea rooftop, between West 27th and 28th Streets, into a glowing sculpture garden with sound and video.

Mr. Betten’s graffiti—a white and turquoise rectangular mural of scribbled faces, which has been visible from the High Line for some time—now serves as a backdrop for this urban zoo, which gets activated with a music and dance performance on the third Thursday of every month.

As you walk amongst the charging masses at the High Line, getting a glimpse of these animals on parade, you might begin to wonder who’s looking at who.

Thanks to Curbed for bringing this story to our attention.

It’s All Happening at the High Line Zoo