Signs and Sod Arrive at Ludlow Timeshare Backyard

Posted on: August 8th, 2011 at 6:17 am by

With a monumental groundswell of local coverage now in its arsenal, the folks at the Participation Agency are gearing up for the highly-anticipated launch of Timeshare Backyard later this week.  Their announcement last week was a proverbial bombshell, reaching nearly every corner of the New York media world.

Mere days later, the vacant lot at 145 Ludlow Street is almost ready for the big time.  Most of the sod for the Timeshare Backyard arrived at the end of the week, but the white picket-fences are still a no-show.  Meanwhile, their branded banner with bikini-wearing woman shooting Super Soakers is now attached to the gateway.

Come Thursday, customers will likely queue like sheep to pay $50 per hour for outdoor space in a vacant, rat-infested lot.  Additional accoutrements are not cheap either – Slip ‘n’ Slide  ($100), a kiddie pool ($200), a grill with all the works for 10 people ($150), and a live band ($5,000).  Not sure how much fun the Slip ‘n’ Slide will be without a hill. Nor any money left in the wallet…

The zillion dollar question here at Boogie HQ is whether the Participation Agency decides to leave the grass after the circus leaves Ludlow.  This lot, like so many others in the immediate vicinity, is known for its wide variety of weeds and rodents.

Recent Stories

taco-recipes-antisemitism
Antisemitism Strikes Taco Recipes Vestibule on Essex Street

Last week, reports surfaced that antisemitic incidents are surging in the days following Trump’s election a month ago. Around here, it’s usually graffiti attacks like the spray-job at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn. And here’s one closer to home at Essex Street. “Jew Man” is scrawled on the vestibule of Taco Recipes at number 23, […]

stay-classy-rivington
Rivington Street’s Will Ferrell-Themed ‘Stay Classy’ Expands with 10-Day LA Residence

Stay Classy New York made such a splash upon its Rivington Street debut in October 2015 that expansion was inevitable. One year later, owner Zach Neil is exporting the kitschy Will Ferrell-themed concept (and the legend of Ron Burgundy) to Los Angeles. For a limited time only. Beginning today, and for ten days thereafter, Stay Classy […]

The new 138 Bowery, Photo: Emmut Properties
With Historic Federal Row Houses Destroyed, 8-Story Condo-Hotel Begins Ascent

Hallowed Bowery grounds are now prepped for more unneeded luxury. Several months after the historically significant 138-142 Bowery were reduced to dust, the Department of Buildings finally issued permits for the expected eight-story condo-hotel. Site activity commenced about three months ago; it’s game on. The ground is already excavated and foundation work is well underway. As previously […]

Good-locksmith-1
Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves. Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and […]

260South-cherry-facade
Reveal: Lands End II Parking Lot to Get 800-foot, Twin-Towered Beast

Three years after acquiring the two low-income buildings comprising Lands End II (265-275 Cherry Street) for $279 million, L+M Partners and the CIM Group are planning to develop the parking lots facing the water (aka 260 South Street). It’s another of the so-called “soft sites” along the Lower East Side waterfront receiving renewed attention from the industry […]