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by nycgo.com staff, 10/09/2012

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  • Lowline 
    The High Line, a park that was once the site of elevated train tracks, is one of New York City's newest public-space success stories. And way down on the Lower East Side deep beneath Delancey Street lies an abandoned subway station prepping for its very own face-lift. The Lowline, a proposed two-acre underground park, would be the first of its kind in the nation. Organizers hope to turn the defunct Williamsburg Trolley Terminal below the base of the Williamsburg Bridge into a green space complete with trees, shrubs, a water element and even sunlight from above. What remains of its past, however, would not go entirely dark, as the park would retain such characteristics as crisscrossing tracks, original cobblestones and domed ceilings. After winning the approval of Manhattan Community Board No. 3 and showcasing a successful model exhibition in September, plans for the subterranean space are moving along. Want to take a look for yourself? New York Transit Museum members can take an underground tour of the site in November and December. Find out more at nycharities.org.—CP

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