The Central Park Conservancy began selling virtual spots on the Great Lawn. No word yet whether or not the city has plans to follow the cleaver market plan in the South Bronx or East New York.
UPDATE: The program has been delayed due to technical problems.
Hoping to add to it's 200 + million dollar endowment the Central Park Conservancy began selling virtual spots to the 55 acre Great Lawn for $ 10 a pop.
The Conservancy posted several videos hosted by actress Parker Posey unveiling the real estate deal.
"Who says your spot can’t have pink grass or an infinity pool? On the virtual Great Lawn, it’s possible. In fact, it’s highly encouraged," the copy reads.
Now and then your spot will require some upkeep. (You didn’t think the Park took care of itself, did you?) Don’t worry, your work will reap some fun awards.
Connect through Facebook to find your friends’ spots and show off your piece of the Park.
Nothing says “love” like a Facebook wall post containing a piece of Manhattan’s finest real estate. Buy one for your mom or boss or friend. They will thank you forever.
Once you've got your spot, that's when the real fun begins. Customize it. Care for it. Trim it. Share it. And that's not even it...
*Well, sort of serious. Your piece of the Park will be a virtual spot on an all-new, interactive Great Lawn. It will be yours to visit, customize, and care for online from anywhere in the world. All bragging rights reserved.