Lowline

Community Suspicious of Lowline and City’s Sudden ‘Request for Interest’ in Delancey Trolley Terminal [UPDATED]

Last modified December 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

Just before Thanksgiving, the Economic Development Corporation released a “Request for Expression of Interest” (RFEI) for the abandoned subterranean trolley terminal at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. The stated goal is to field design ideas for the city-owned site, which hasn’t functioned since 1948. However, it was a move that many in the neighborhood […]

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James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’ Comes to Life at the Lowline Lab on Essex Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

​LCD Soundsystem and the Lowline are now bedfellows. Musician James Murphy, as has been widely reported, continues his quest to bring a more welcoming set of tones to the subway entrance experience. His “Subway Symphony” invention solves that aesthetic problem by introducing “shimmering pieces of music” each time straphangers pass through the turnstiles. Even though […]

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The ‘Lowline Lab’ Shows Off Solar Technology for Future Underground Park Below Delancey Street [RECAP]

Posted October 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

The Lowline pulled out all the stops in creating its so-called “Lowline Lab” on Essex Street this weekend. Perenially in fundraising mode, the ambitious subterranean park project successfully collected more than $220K to create this intriguing prototype for public consumption. No longer an idea on the proverbial page, the exhibit – located in the vacant Essex […]

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The ‘Lowline Lab’ Opens in Dormant Essex Market Building on October 17

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

​Hot on the success of raising $223,506, the Lowline is only a few weeks from unleashing its new “Lowline Lab” into the wild. Looks like it only took the creators a month and change to outfit the dormant Essex Market building between Rivington and Stanton Streets (aka 140 Essex). Permits were filed with the Department […]

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Lowline Files Permits to Transform Vacant Essex Market Building Into ‘Lowline Lab’

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

Already three years deep, the Lowline – that subterranean park seemingly polarizing the Lower East Side – continues its quest to take over the old trolley terminal beneath Delancey. Or, rather approval. Earlier this summer, a Kickstarter campaign was organized to collect funds for the ongoing “Lowline Lab” that will help the team test various […]

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Local Youth Envision a World with the Lowline Below Delancey Street

Posted March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

More than three years since the grand announcement, the $55 million Lowline initiative continues its push into the community, be it with grassroots events like gallery shows or ritzy galas for gold. Money keeps rolling in, and with the unstoppable tidal wave of Essex Crossing, the upscale underground park beneath Delancey Street seemingly has a […]

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The Lowline is Panhandling to Fund a ‘Lowline Lab’ that Exhibits the Underground Park

Posted December 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

The Lowline is pedaling forward, and continues to panhandle for funds to make the $55 million upscale subterranean project a reality. Right now all focus is on development of what is being called the “Lowline Lab.” It will be a year-round nucleus serving as a research hub and exhibition spot. The Lowline Lab will allow us […]

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When the Bleecker Street IRT Station Had ‘Skylights’ [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Over a century after this photo was snapped (1905), it’s pretty crazy to think the Bleecker Street IRT station still maintains virtually the same feel. The image coulda been taken yesterday. Except for one difference. Note the presence of the subway “skylights,” which were meant to let in natural light to the underground. Yes, subterranean […]

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‘Absolut Lowline’ Cocktail Fundraiser Debuts to Help Delancey Underground Park

Posted August 29, 2013 at 6:00 am

The popular yet controversial Lowline project continues to mine new and innovative streams for fundraising revenue.

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Lowline Gains Key Support from 9 Elected Officials

Posted July 26, 2013 at 6:15 am

The Lowline now boasts support from City, State, and Federal politicians.

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