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The Lowline Lab

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Work in progress

It's pretty small so far but it promises to be quite grand when it is finally finished. It is still... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Beauty and Science in one experience

An intriguing space on the Lower East Side. If you are interested in environmental science, urban... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Brooklyn, New York
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29 Apr 2017
“Worth a Stop if You Are in the Area”
26 Mar 2017
“Work in progress”
The Lowline Lab is a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibit designed to test and showcase how the Lowline will grow and sustain plants underground. Built inside an abandoned market on the Lower East Side, just two blocks from the site of...more
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140 Essex St, between Stanton and Rivington, New York City, NY 10002-2301
Lower East Side
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

My spouse and I visited the Lowline Lab on a Sunday morning in mid-February 2017. The lab is currently open on weekends only from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. No admission fee is charged, but donations are solicited so that the organization may proceed with...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

It's pretty small so far but it promises to be quite grand when it is finally finished. It is still worthwhile to visit just to see a small sampling of the underground park, the idea behind the project and its progress, and the history of...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Cool exhibit. Doing lots of good engineering to optimize natural resources underground for a 'natural' garden

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

An intriguing space on the Lower East Side. If you are interested in environmental science, urban planning, weird futuristic ecosystems, or just cool stuff it's definitely worth checking out if you are in the neighborhood. The beginning of the exhibit explains the science behind the...More

Thank Brooklynite718
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I really hope this projects makes it into fruition! The concept is really incredible - turning old subway stations into an underground garden. The technology and how they refract natural light is very cool. It is a small set up and not quite a tourist...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Its a lab. Not a tourist attraction. However for those with a curious mind its certainly worth a visit. A public and crowd funded project. The place was an unused underground tunnel. Its completely dark. So the idea of bending sunlight using a combination of...More

Thank Subhabrata
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interesting but very small so far. Good to show kids how they can grow plants underground.Worth a stop in for a few minutes if you're in the neighborhood.

Thank SusanNYC_12
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It's a very small exhibit. Seeing something that is to be is great but I would rather wait till the concept becomes reality. This will be something to see in the future. At least you were there in the beginning.

Thank ddddman
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I headed here for what we thought would be a fun afternoon activity for our five and ten year old daughters. When we got in we realized that this is just a prototype of what they plan to build. The whole site is located in...More

Thank naomi613
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome insights, including into the future of indoor lighting? Entry free of charge though for twenty dollars you can get a cool t shirt!

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7 June 2016|
Response from 986justin | Property representative |
A visit to the Lowline Lab can take anywhere from ten minutes to two hours, depending on how much time you have and how much you wish to learn. Many people find that the more time they spend in the Lab, the more questions... More
7 June 2016|
Response from 986justin | Property representative |
Yes! The purpose of the Lowline Lab is to allow people to engage with the space and get a feel for what the permanent Lowline space will offer. As such, drinks and food are encouraged!
Jake R
6 June 2016|
Response from 986justin | Property representative |
The Lowline Lab has a suggested donation of $10, but any amount is very much appreciated. Proceeds go towards supporting the Lab and working to make the Lowline a reality.