Delancey Underground Presents “Let There Be Light” at Mark Miller Gallery

Posted on: March 31st, 2012 at 10:52 am by

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.

This image has been archived or removed.

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.”

This image has been archived or removed.

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.

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo Credit: Delancey Underground

Do you think the Delancey Underground is a good fit for the Lower East Side? Sound off in the comments!

Recent Stories

Clayton’s Corner: Martha Cooper to Middle Collegiate

Clayton Patterson sent his latest dispatch of imagery from his recent neighborhood walkabouts. The latest Clayton’s Corner is here. Legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper, standing beside a payphone in Astor Place that features one of her iconic images. NY PopsUp spent last weekend at the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. It drew crowds […]

Upside Pizza Slinging Slices in Little Italy

Upside Pizza is now serving at the former home of Pomodoro in Little Italy. It opened on Spring Street this past Wednesday. Founder Noam Grossman and partners Eli and Oren Halali (behind 2 Brothers and Taqueria Diana) had been renovating 51 Spring Street since the fall. The pizza parlor opted for a gut renovation, resulting […]

Jing Fong Workers Protest Dining Room Closure and Rumored Shutdown

Despite the brisk weather, several dozen union members and Jing Fong employees rallied Tuesday morning in front of the East West Bank on Centre Street to save save the iconic dim sum restaurant. Advocates called on the Chu family, which owns the Elizabeth Street property (and the aforementioned bank), to stop killing Chinatown and to keep […]

Forever Stalled Delancey Street Condo Tower is Finally Rising

Stop the press – there is actual real world progress to report on a long-stalled development at the east end of Delancey Street. The 12-story “boutique condo” at the corner of Delancey and Pitt Streets has seen some serious progress in recent months, after spending most of its life cycle as a stalled steel skeleton. […]

Asian Man Pummeled Outside East Broadway Station in Latest Biased Attack

An Asian man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack outside the East Broadway subway station Tuesday night, adding to a recent spate of biased assaults against Asians across the city. Cops said the 56-year-old victim was entering the F train station – the Rutgers Street entrance by Woo’s Wonton King – at about 8:50pm when […]