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New York City’s Lower East side could soon be home to a sprawling underground park, if a group of architects and investors have its way.The proposal, dubbed “Delancey Underground,” but nicknamed the “Low Line” in homage to the recently opened raised park in Chelsea, was put before the local community board last week, according to Broadway Boogie.
The plan calls for a two-acre park to be built in the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Station beneath the corner of Delancey Street and Essex Street, which has sat unused for six decades.
The team, which includes former NASA Engineer and RAAD Studio founder James Ramsey, social tech firm VP Dan Barasch, and New York investment firm partner R. Boykin Curry IV, want to create a community space in the defunct vault.
The ambitious blueprint calls for trees, pools and plenty of greenery, all fed by solar technology.
The proposed park would sit in an abandoned trolley terminal beneath the intersection of Essex and Delancey Streets.
The park would be a welcome addition to the Lower East Side, where green space is scarce, say proponents
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