Need a Break from Winter? Try ‘Park Here’
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – It’s blustery and cold outside, but a few lucky people have discovered a place that reminds them of springtime.
The indoor pop-up park inside a Nolita building is filled with grass, park benches and even the sounds of chirping birds.
“Park Here” Project Manager Robin Halter told 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon everything may be fake but not to be surprised if you feel better by being inside.
“We have these SAD lights that’s actual light therapy being in this space,” said Halter. “It’s a seasonal affective disorder, so there are actual lights that are created for people who have this disorder.”
Halter says people have been treating the pop-up park as a real park by reading on benches, playing on the see-saw or taking off their shoes like 6-year-old Linus has done.
“It’s nice you have a roof on top so that you can enjoy the park even if it’s snowing,” said Linus.
If you feel like having a snack during your time at the park, there are even vendors selling gourmet food you can enjoy under a leafy “tree”.
“Park Here” is located in the Openhouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry St, and will be open until the end of January.
Check out more photos of the unique park from NYCtheBlog.blogspot.com.