Peter Shapiro

Independent Music & Film Entrepreneur

Peter Shapiro is an independent music and film entrepreneur. He has founded or reinvigorated major venues like Wetlands, The Slipper Room, Brooklyn Bowl, and The Capitol Theater. He is also the publisher of Relix magazine. Shapiro has produced many ground-breaking projects, including the IMAX concert films U23D and All Access; the annual Jammys awards show; […]

Vin Cipolla

President, Municipal Art Society

Vin Cipolla is the current President of the Municipal Art Society. He is a six-??time corporate CEO, a three-time company founder, and has served on more than 25 nonprofit boards and 9 corporate boards. He is former CEO of the National Park Foundation, and served as Executive Vice President at the National Trust for Historic […]

Josh Sirefman

President, Sirefman Ventures

Josh Sirefman is currently the President of Sirefman Ventures, and is leading the development of the Cornell Technion Campus on Roosevelt Island. Sirefman was previously Senior Vice President for US Properties at Brookfield Properties. He is the former President of New York City???s Economic Development Corporation, and previously served as the Chief of Staff to […]

Boykin Curry

Partner, Eagle Capital

Boykin Curry is a Partner at Eagle Capital, an investment firm based in New York. Previously, he invested in Asia for hedge fund Kingdon Capital and for Morgan Stanley Asset Management. Curry is also a co-founder of Public Prep, a group of charter schools in New York City. He is a board member of the […]

Marquise Stillwell

Founder & Principal, Openbox

Marquise Stillwell is a partner at social impact investment and design consultancy Openbox. As an entrepreneur, Stillwell started Concept Management Group, a design shop that managed and invested in innovative projects, and Blue Macaroni ventures, which focused primarily on real estate development. Corporate experience includes BMW North America, Wells Fargo, Fiserv, and Qwest. He also […]

James Ramsey

Co-Founder and Creator

James is the inventor of the remote skylight, which delivers sunlight below ground using a system of optics. In 2004, Ramsey opened design practice RAAD, and they have since built over a hundred projects, both in NYC and across the country.

Dan Barasch

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Dan leads community engagement, political outreach, fundraising, and strategic planning for the world???s first underground park. His former roles have included strategic roles at Google, PopTech, and within New York City government.

Robyn Shapiro

Director of Community

Robyn oversees many of the Lowline???s core activities, from community engagement to strategic projects. Her prior experience includes marketing and operations roles at Ralph Lauren, Saatchi & Saatchi, and SelectNY as well as urban farming at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.

Ed Jacobs

Engineer and Industrial Designer

Ed develops and executes innovative solar technologies for the Lowline. The former head of design at a motorcycle company, Confederate Motors, Jacobs is currently focusing on DNI, a utilitarian design-based company.
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