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The Lowline Anti-Gala at the Angel Orensanz Center

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The spectacular Angel Orensanz Center was the setting for last night’s Lowline “anti-gala.”

Angel Orensanz Center.
Angel Orensanz Center.

The dinner, auction and after-party were all meant to support the ongoing campaign to turn an old trolley terminal under Delancey Street into a park and community space.  Lots of celebrities were on hand for the festivities, including Diane von Furstenberg, Lena Dunhan, Mark Ruffalo and Ed Norton. You can read star-centric accounts here and here.

Also in attendance last night were representatives from the development team for “Essex Crossing,” the new mixed-use project coming to the Seward Park site. The Lowline is adjacent Essex Crossing, so support from the developers is key. Lowline co-founders Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have been working hard to persuade the MTA, which controls the underground space, to turn it over.

Dinner last night was prepared by Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune.  The auction included a painting from Kenny Scharf.  Post-dinner entertainment included music from Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem.

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