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Everything Old is New Again by Miriam Plavin-Masterman

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CHAPTER 5

The Lowline: In the High Line’s Shadow?

The proposed location of New York’s Lowline is the nearly 1.5 acre former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, just below Delancey Street, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. The site was opened in 1908 for trolley passengers, but has been unused since 1948, when trolley service was discontinued. Figure 5.1 shows an image of the Lowline in its proposed future location.

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Figure 5.1 Lowline, proposed future location

Source: Reprinted from Lowline Proposal: Presented to NYC EDC, 2016.

Brief History of Civic Action

In 2009, James Ramsey and Dan Barasch discovered the underground, abandoned ...

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