If you’re one of the people who are disappointed and frustrated at the lack of green space in New York, there is a simple reason: there’s not a lot of empty plots of land available for parks. Over the years, New Yorkers have had to be creative in order to get a little bit of green in their state, such as the High Line, which is a park built on an old elevated rail trestle. But it’s still not enough, which is why the Delancy Underground Project has started a kickstart page for Lowline, an underground park on NYC’s Lower East Side.
The founders of Delancey Underground project, Dan Barasch and James Ramsey, wants our help to transform a 60k sqft unused former trolley terminal in the Lower East Side into a working underground park. They will use fiber optic cables to transfer sunlight below ground, which will help support the growth of plants and trees. The estimated cost for the project is around $100,000. You can visit their kickstarter page for more info (and to pitch in).