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Get Involved

If you live, work, or frequent the Lower East Side, join us at our next public workshop: March 2, from 6:30-8:00pm, in the Grand Street Settlement located at 80 Pitt Street. 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, design and governance. The workshop is free and open to the public with a light dinner served.

Click here to download a zip folder containing flyers in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

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)
  • Get In Touch

    All Community Advisory Board meetings are free and open to the public. To receive a notice about our next one, to take place in March 2017, send us an email at community@thelowline.org.

    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.

    Meeting History

    Our latest large-scale public workshop was held on January 25, 2017 at Two Bridges Neighborhood Council. An overview of the evening, and analysis of feedback can be downloaded here.

    Our fourth meeting was held on December 5, 2016 at the Lowline Lab. Meeting minutes can be downloaded here, with an accompanying slideshow available here.

    Our third meeting was held on September 22, 2016 at the Lowline Lab. Meeting minutes can be downloaded here.

    Our second meeting was held on July 25, 2016 at the Lowline Lab. Meeting minutes can be downloaded here.

    Our first official meeting, co-hosted by Grand Street Guild Residents Association’s President and NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, was held on June 13, 2016 at Grand Street Guild. Meeting minutes can be downloaded here.

    On April 30, 2016, a kickoff meeting for the Community Advisory Board, co-hosted by NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, was held at the Lowline Lab. Photographs from the event can be found here.

    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