Signs and Sod Arrive at Ludlow Timeshare Backyard
Posted on: August 8th, 2011 at 6:17 am by Elie
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.
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