Dan Barasch is the co-founder and executive director of the Lowline, a proposed underground park beneath the streets of New York City—in the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. In use from 1908 to 1948, this terminal is now abandoned. The Lowline will be a one-acre park in a neighborhood where green space is hard to come by.
The project uses innovative solar technology to capture light above ground and distribute it below, making it a space that can be used in all four seasons. Once a wild idea, the project got a big boost on Kickstarter, raising more than $155,000 for its development in 2012.
Learn more about what’s going on Brooklyn and Williamsburg at the Fall Meeting Tour, “Williamsburg: Professional Hip.” Come see planned and completed development projects catalyzed by a 2006 rezoning of the waterfront as well as elements of the “maker” scene and innovative entertainment venues. Selected stops include the historic Domino Sugar factory, the Edge, and hip Wythe Hotel complete with rooftop views of the city.