The Forthcoming “Timeshare Yard” at 145 Ludlow

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Are you friggin’ kidding?  Something like this lay at the heart of everything wrong with “artisinal” anything on the Lower East Side.  Like a new pop-up backyard concept in the long-derelict lot at 145 Ludlow Street, courtesy of The Participation Agency.  It’s called the Timeshare Yard, and a complete rip-off at that.

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[Photo Credit: Gothamist]

Beginning August 11, suburban seekers will have an opportunity to bask in the backyard for a rather pricey hourly rate.  The yard itself is $50/hour, and renters can bring at most 30 friends.  Add-ons include a Slip ‘n’ Slide  ($100), a kiddie pool ($200), a grill with all the works for 10 people ($150), and a live band ($5,000)!  Of course, permits will be needed for the live bands.  And why does the kiddie pool cost more than the Slip ‘n’ Slide?

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Due to its proximity to Cake Shop (across the street), the music venue and sometime record shop is hosting the launch party.

Gothamist has more:

Timeshare Backyard welcomes guests into a curated backyard, a transformed vacant lot in the heart of the Lower East Side. The basic concept is simple: Rent by the hour. Build your own backyard. Long live summer.

Guests are invited to furnish their private suburban backyard by selecting from the folder of supplementary add-ons. Things like a play pool, Slip ‘n’ Slide, packed cooler, hammock, a BBQ with meat selection, keg, a garden hose, sparklers, beer cozies, trampoline, hula hoops, water balloons, lanterns or popsicles and more.

[via Gothamist]

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