Look | Inside the Indoor Pop-Up Park

Spring returns to New York City earlier this year in Little Italy as Openhouse Gallery presents its second annual Park Here, the Indoor Pop-up Park — a  free space that simulates the outdoors with 75 degree conditions, lush grass, trees, flowers and space to eat lunch, relax and play.

Park Here, the Indoor Pop-up Park runs through February 15.
Park Here, the Indoor Pop-up Park runs through February 15. ( Richard Hake/WNYC )
“It was designed for people who are tired of the winter,” said Greg Spielberg, content director for Open House Gallery.
“It was designed for people who are tired of the winter,” said Greg Spielberg, content director for Open House Gallery. ( Richard Hake/WNYC )
During the early hours, the indoor park gets lots of children with parents and babysitters.
During the early hours, the indoor park gets lots of children with parents and babysitters. ( Richard Hake/WNYC )
During the day, workers take their lunch breaks there.
During the day, workers take their lunch breaks there. ( Richard Hake/WNYC )

“We’ve even piped in sounds of birds and a scent to remind visitors of the great outdoors," said Spielberg, content director for Open House Gallery.

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In the evenings, the space hosts special events such as movies, trivia contests and performances.
In the evenings, the space hosts special events such as movies, trivia contests and performances. ( Richard Hake/WNYC )

Food vendors provide refreshments just as you would see in one of the city’s parks in spring.

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