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Delancey Underground Presents “Let There Be Light” at Mark Miller Gallery
Our newest contributor at Bowery Boogie, Nahal Nazer, attended the press preview of “Let There Be Light” and filed the following preview.
With plans for the proposed subterranean Delancey Underground (aka the “Low Line”) gaining traction, the masses are buzzing about the potential fit and function of the space within the confines of the Lower East Side. In an effort to engage the community on the ambitious plans and to garner support, project co-founders Dan Barasch and James Ramsey are presenting their month-long exhibit at the Mark Miller Gallery starting tomorrow.
The exhibit, just blocks from the prospective location, will showcase initial designs, visions for the space’s use, and a 3D model of the proposed park. Aptly titled “Let There be Light,” the exhibit will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the advanced skylight technology that sets the park within the bounds of possibility.
While technology and innovation are fundamental to the project, the chief aim is to provide the Lower East Side with a community amenity. In a neighborhood that has been historically under-served and has few green spaces, Ramsey states that plans for the Low Line “resonate with the idea of beginning to stitch back together a tear in the local fabric.”
Barasch, Ramsey, and key members of their design and engineering teams will attend the exhibition’s opening reception tomorrow to address questions and engage in open dialogue with interested members of the public. Whether you’re on the fence, think it’s an over-contrived concept for a park, or have your heart set on picnicking through the winter, this Sunday provides a good opportunity to learn more about the potential project and the people behind it.
Do you think the Delancey Underground is a good fit for the Lower East Side? Sound off in the comments!