Published January 14, 2011
An Indoor Park in the Dead of Winter
You have contingency plans in place for weather like this.
Usually they involve your apartment, a delivery man named Edgar and the finest reclusive sweat suits money
But that was yesterday. Today, you’ll add a new amendment.
One that accounts for a bright, warm, 5,000-square-foot grassy knoll of eternal spring in Nolita.
Welcome to the sunny and 73-degree world of Park Here
, an indoor alternative to Central Park in
January, where you’ll relax on the grass during the day, and dine with a movie on the
lawn during the night
, open this very moment.
After the Great Pyramids, the Roman Colosseum and the shark submarine, this artificial habitat might just
stand as man’s greatest creation: shade trees, picnic benches, sprawling green fields and the soothing
ambient sounds of Now That’s What I Call Bird Chirping #7
, all moved indoors for your
It’s the kind of place you’ll retreat to for a clandestine midday nap, a gentlemen’s game of bocce
(that means no biting) and a lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster, who, along with Mexicue, are there to sate
your bocce hunger on the weekends.
And because UrbanDaddy loves nature (defined as drinking champagne on lawns, of course), we’ll be running
the park come nightfall. Expect movie/dinner nights
curated by our editors, an open bar and five-course picnic baskets
by the likes of Daniel Boulud
, The Little Owl
, The Fat Radish and Nobu. Also, fireworks.
Of the figurative sense, that is.
at Openhouse Gallery
201 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012