Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Really Think People Should Wear Pants When They Visit an Underground Park


That's right, lady. (Above.) I'm talking to you.

There are two great things about today's post. First, there's an enormous, abandoned, underground trolley station beneath Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. That knowledge alone could make me happy for the rest of the day. But it gets even BETTER.

There are people (hopefully very well-connected people) who want to turn the space into an underground park. Click here to see a slide-show of the proposed subterranean playground.

Pretty cool. But rather optimistic, I think. The illustrations show how the park might look on sunny days. What happens during New York's dark, dismal winters, when the sun can disappear for weeks on end? What's going to be lurking in the shadows underneath Delancey Street. Woman-eating rats? Or worse?

5 comments:

Kitty said...

That girl looks like one of my classmates [who thankfully wears pants or decently long skirts]. owo;

Hope that lady gets her rabies shot...

Melinda said...

Wow! That is pretty cool!

I just wanted to say again how much I loved reading your books and love your site and blog. Really loved your characters and miss them now that I'm done. :)

Since I loved them so much, I wanted to invite you to a competition I'm having on my blog. It's a search for the most romantic couple in literature. Nominations are open now, and I'd be thrilled if you checked it out or nominated your favorite couple! :)

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Thanks!
Melinda

Hazel said...

Wow. That's really cool! Maybe I should look into college in NYC...

Anonymous said...

I think Kirsten has it right: If you're going underground with rats, wear a kevlar jumpsuit. And boots. And tie down the pantslegs at the boots.

Robert in San Diego

Rachel said...

New York is my favorite city! I would really go to that undeground park. It's just another place to go with my grandma.