The Forthcoming “Timeshare Yard” at 145 Ludlow
Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 at 6:18 am by Elie
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.
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