Delancey Underground’s New Kickstarter Goal: $300,000

LowLine Kickstarter Update from Dan & James from Delancey Underground on Vimeo.

There’s news from Delancey Underground founders Dan Barasch and James Ramsey this morning. As we’ve been reporting, they have already surpassed the goal of raising $100,000 on Kickstarter. As of today, more than 2500 backers have contributed $134,534 to fund a large-scale demo in September. Now they’ve upped the goal to $300,000, as the new video posted above indicates, to pay for four engineering studies of the abandoned trolley station where they hope to build the park.

James and Dan are also planning a month-long exhibition at the Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, beginning April 1st.  According to an email sent to supporters today it will include a “life-size rendering of a park underneath Delancey Street; a 3D model of the space; and beautiful prints and drawings.” They’ll be available at an open house April 1 to answer questions.

The Kickstarter campaign ends Friday, April 6th.