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Chin, Mendez Hold Lowline Event Saturday; Silver Offers Enthusiastic Support

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Lowline exhibition at the Essex Street Market. Photo by Tim Schreier.

“Imaging the Lowline,” the installation in the Essex Street Market, is taking a break for the Rosh Hashana holiday. But the show from the team proposing a 60,000 square foot park below Delancey Street, will be back in action tomorrow from noon-6 p.m. Also coming up on Saturday, City Council members Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez are inviting constituents down to have a look at the installation and to spend a little quality time with your local elected officials.  Chin and Mendez will be at the market (in the building on the south side of Delancey Street/Broome Street entrance) at 1 p.m.

Chin has endorsed the Lowline concept and has been working with co-creators James Ramsey and Dan Barasch to win approval from the MTA for the project.  Last Thursday night, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made a surprise visit to the exhibition, greeting guests at The Lowline’s opening night dinner.  Silver had previously  told Ramsey and Barasch he supported their idea but had made no public statements regarding the proposal. On Thursday, however, the Speaker took a break from a busy schedule (it was Primary night) and offered an unambiguous endorsement.  Silver called the Lowline innovative and community oriented — a project that would benefit everyone on the Lower East Side.

For more information about the exhibition schedule, follow this link.


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  1. I went to the Low Line exhibit over the weekend it was very well done…it is going to take alot of work and alot of money to make this underground park happen but it will be really something once (or if) it gets done. I hope they succeed.

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