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Look | Inside the Indoor Pop-Up Park

Monday, February 06, 2012

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

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.

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