New Yorkers Can Now Rent a Patch of Grass

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$0 per hour. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Should summer in the city more closely resemble summer in suburbia? That's the aim of the Lower East Side's Timeshare Backyard, in which some party planners are renting out a lush, green, empty lot on Ludlow Street for $50 per hour beginning August 11. They'll throw in a kiddie pool for an extra $100 or a live band for $5,000. Kegs, water balloons, and even a Slip 'N' Slide are also optional. Renters can bring along up to 30 friends (who will hopefully chip in) but then again, there's all that free grass nearby. [Gothamist]