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Get Involved

If you live, work, or frequent the Lower East Side, join us at our next public workshop: March 27, from 6:30-8:30pm, at New Design High School, located at 350 Grand St, New York, NY 10002. This will be the next in a series of workshops that will provide an opportunity for residents, businesses, and organizations in Community District 3 to provide their feedback on Lowline programming. The workshop is free and open to the public with a light dinner served.

View or download flyers for the workshop in English, Spanish, and Chinese here!

Can’t make it to a meeting but still want to share your feedback? Sign up for coUrbanize and share your comments online today: www.courbanize.com/lowline.

Background

In 2015, the Lowline worked with Hester Street Collaborative to gather and analyze existing district-wide community needs and study area data; to research best practices for public space and innovative economic development; and to interview a targeted group of local stakeholders to catalog community priorities and concerns, initial feedback about the project, and ideas for future development. The Planning Study that was created as a result of this process can be viewed and downloaded here.

Following more than 4 years of collaboration with local community members to deliver a proposal for a free public amenity using new solar technology, the Lowline looks forward to deepening and expanding our community engagement process via the Lowline’s Community Advisory Board. The goal of the Community Advisory Board is to provide a consistent forum for open community feedback and to develop a community-centered vision with a diverse group of community residents and stakeholders. Community Advisory Board general membership is open to the community at large and over 30 members are currently confirmed. We have also initiated a Task Force of nominated members who take a more active role in continuing to foster the Lowline’s connection with the community.

Opportunities to Get Involved:

Community Advisory Board

  • – Attend Community Advisory Board meetings and provide honest, open feedback
  • – Help disseminate information on key community events to increase participation
  • – Anyone is welcome to join at any time!

  • Task Force

  • – Help serve as a liaison between the Lowline Community Advisory Board and the local community
  • – Help disseminate information on key community events
  • – Attend all (or as many as possible) Community Advisory Board meetings (estimated 6 meetings/year)
  • – Attend / help lead visioning workshops to increase local participation (estimated 2 meetings/year)
  • Task Force Members
    Dominic Berg, local resident
    Trever Holland, Two Bridges Tenant Association
    Meghan Joye, local resident and business owner
    Gigi Li, local resident
    Daisy Paez, local resident

    Community Advisory Board Members
    Rabbi Aviad Bodner, Stanton Street Shul
    David Bolotsky, Friends of Gulick Park
    Huy Bui, An Choi and Plant-in City
    Thanh Bui, Grand Street Settlement
    Simon Chiew, Chinese-American Planning Council
    Scott Conti, New Design High School
    Talia DeRogatis, Henry Street Settlement
    Alison Fleminger, University Settlement
    Linda Jones, local resident
    Sue Lalchan, Grand Street Settlement
    Tim Laughlin, Lower East Side Partnership
    Brett and Ella Leitner, local residents
    Shantelena Mouzon, Parent of Young Designers Program student
    Anchael Ng, local resident
    Carmen Orta, Seward Park Extension
    Nancy Ortiz, Vladeck Houses
    Victoria Reichelt, local resident
    Anne Saxelby, Essex Street Market
    Risa Shoup, Fourth Arts Block
    Carolyn Sickles, Henry Street Settlement and Abrons Art Center
    Marquise Stillwell, Lowline Board Member
    Nadia Tykulsker, Fourth Arts Block
    Alan Van Capelle, Educational Alliance
    Jodi Waynberg, Artists Alliance
    Thomas Yu, Asian Americans for Equality

    Meeting History
  • – Public Workshop, Grand Street Settlement, March 2, 2017. Overview available here.
  • – Public Workshop, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, January 25, 2017. Overview available here.
  • – Community Advisory Board Meeting #3, Lowline Lab, December 5, 2016. Meeting minutes and accompanying slideshow available here and here.
  • – Community Advisory Board Meeting #2, Lowline Lab, September 22, 2016. Meeting minutes available here.
  • – Community Advisory Board Meeting #1, Lowline Lab, July 25, 2016. Meeting minutes available here.
  • – Public Meeting, co-hosted by NYC Council Member Margaret Chin and Daisy Paez, Grand Street Guild, June 13, 2016. Meeting minutes available here.
  • – Community Advisory Board Kickoff Meeting, co-hosted by NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, Lowline Lab, April 30, 2016. Photos available here.