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Delancey Underground: New Photos, CB3 Request For Support, New Fundraising Drive

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The abandoned trolley station under Delancey Street. All photos taken by the Delancey Underground team, May 2012.

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the progress of the Delancey Underground, the grand plan to bring a subterranean park to a 60,000 square foot abandoned trolley station under Delancey Street.  This coming Tuesday, co-creators Dan Barasch and James Ramsey will appear before Community Board 3’s land use panel to officially ask for CB3 support.

Yesterday, the Delancey Underground team sent out an email blast announcing that an “angel donor” had come forward with a challenge. If the organization can raise $75,000 in 75 days, the donor will match it.  As you may recall the Delancey Underground concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign in April, raising about $155,000. According to the email, more funds are necessary because…

…we have a lot of research to do before we can begin transforming the current site into a vibrant green space.  This campaign will help us complete our engineering studies and business plan in time for our September tech demo exhibit — and will help us prove that a Lowline park makes good sense for our neighborhood.

Last week, Barasch and Ramsey revisited the site, posting numerous photos on their Flickr page.  Have a look at some of the images, after the jump.


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