22 Aug '11, 4am

Timeshare A Backyard? Yes A Piece Of Summer In The LES

The sharing culture has been spreading in NYC, with people sharing everything from cars (Zipcar) to office space (Green Spaces ). Timeshare Backyard takes this idea to the next level. The backyard in question is an empty lot on the busy, nightlife block of Ludlow Street. It is a part of lower Manhattan, where many of the buildings began as tenements, few people have private outdoor space, and even fewer have big backyards for hosting. Participation Agency, a group that seeks to "unite brands and investors with creative ventures," had the brilliant idea to rent the 3200 square foot lot from a firm called Ludlow Place Corp. The firm plans to erect an apartment building with apartments and commercial space, but in the meantime is renting the space for $12,000 per month, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Backyard Timeshare has been available for rent since August 11th....

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/timeshare-a-backy...

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