An exhibit at the Mark Miller Gallery on the Lower East Side offers New Yorkers insight into one of Manhattan's most exciting endeavors: The Delancey Underground. The Let There Be Light Exhibit displays renderings of an underground park that a pair of NYC architects have set out to create in an abandoned trolley terminal in the Lower East Side.
Mark Miller is using his gallery to general public interest in the project, originally started by Dan Barasch and James Ramsey of Raad Studio. After raising over $150,000 for the project, the architects have begun the process of creating a partial life-size model of a section of the park that will serve as a demo for the city and potential investors. The final project will convert the unoccupied Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal into the city's first subterranean park.
It's been overwhelmingly positive. Everyone wants more green on the Lower East Side. It'll be a wonderful amenity for our local residents. They're all for it, said Mark Miller of the Mark Miller Gallery, NY1 reports.
The exhibit will run through the end of the month.