February 28th, 2012

The Low Line

Hey All!

Last post I did was about the High Line, and this one is about that park’s future Lower East Side sister. I recently began working for an amazing project called the Delancey Underground, aka the Low Line. The park will be an amazing space, built in the old Williamsburg Trolley Terminal at Delancey and Essex. The creation of the park requires some serious work—including adding enough light to the space to allow for plants and grass and trees and things to grow, and one of my awesome bosses, James Ramsey of RAAD Studio, has created an insanely cool technology that can make it happen. And he knows his stuff, because he used to work for NASA.

The park cannot come to fruition, though, unless we get the moolah. There’s been a Kickstarter page up for 6ish days, and as you can see, we’re doing pretty well. But we could always use more help. Even if you donate $1, $5, or $10 (you’ll get a sick button if you send $10!), it will help us reach our goals of becoming no less than a landmark for the LES. So pretty please, help us out and donate! Or at least, reblog this post, send the link to friends, spread the word, etc. 

We’ve had some pretty amazing press—The Wall Street JournalFastCoThe Huffington PostThe New York ObserverThe Lo DownArch Daily, and many others—don’t you want to see what all the fuss is about?

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