Growing up on Long Island as one of two children of a dentist and homemaker, all Lowell wanted to do was live in the city. So it’s no surprise that once he moved to London Terrace on West 23rd Street over 30 years ago, he never left and still calls Chelsea home. It’s where he raised his two sons, Jake and Zach. It’s where he served as PTA President at P.S. 11 and on the Little League Board. Now it’s where he continues to lead in neighborhood activism on the Community Board and the Hudson River Park Trust.
Lowell's time as PTA President served as the catalyst for his commitment to educational issues and broader community service. He remains committed to giving back through Brotherhood Synagogue long after his sons left Hebrew School. What started as a parent striving to make life better for his sons and their friends, has developed into a full-time commitment trying to make our neighborhoods better for all of us.
A long-time member of Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC) and Manhattan Community Board 4, Lowell has championed Democratic and progressive causes that make NYC cleaner, safer and more equitable. His commitment and passion forged his quick ascension on the Community Board, first as Co-Chair of the Waterfront, Parks and Environment Committee, until he was unanimously elected by his fellow members to become Chair of the Board covering Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. His hard work resulted in an appointment to the Hudson River Park Trust Board of Directors by then Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
Lowell has been directly involved in bringing more affordable housing, green spaces and social services to our district and will continue to do so as an experienced, compassions and thoughtful Assemblymember. His engagement in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen issues as a parent working to promote a better life for his children has resulted in many years volunteering as a community leader with a shared goal of a stronger neighborhood for all of us.
Lowell as Santa with Zach at P.S. 11
With Jake, Zach & their dog, Cooper
Lowell's first stint as Little League Manager
Working the table at a CRDC event
Delivering food during COVID
Opening the new playground at Chelsea Waterside Park
Chairing a Community Board 4 meeting
Testifying about Pier 40
Celebrating Clement Clarke Moore Park renovations