Delancey Underground Seeking $75k in 75 Days

Posted on: June 1st, 2012 at 10:18 am by

The folks behind the Delancey Underground (aka Lowline) just floated a new summer challenge. An angel donor will reportedly step in to match if the organization can raise $75,000 in 75 days. Judging by the recent success of their other fundraising efforts (including a high-profile gallery show), this goal seems doable. All cash raised in this first phase goes toward the ultimate target of $150,000, the necessary amount needed for research efforts.

Credit: Delancey Underground

More from the press release:

We’re thrilled to announce that an angel donor has stepped forward with a challenge. If we can raise $75k in 75 days, this generous supporter will match that amount, allowing us to hit our immediate target of $150,000.

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.

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  • nygrump

    the High Line has devastated Chelsea, forcing many businesses out by increased rents so the high priced hotels and servants of the tourist class can reap their profits – it is indisuputable – how much of the 75K will be used to pay for gates and surveillance gear so the cops can watch everyone.