The Yard Begins Roof Deck Construction on Delancey; ‘Flowers & Ideas’ Opens in Its Lobby

Posted on: December 12th, 2013 at 6:06 am by
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The Yard unleashed its flagship Lower East Side co-working facility last spring to much fanfare. In the interim period, nearly thirty startup endeavors joined the ever-growing roster of local entrepreneurs (e.g. Jack Hidary for Mayor, Little Apple Love). That was phase I of the build-out. Meanwhile, the skyline-changing phase II – the promise of an inhabitable roof deck – would remain on the back burner. Until this past weekend.

The steel beams arrived at 85 Delancey via flatbed on Saturday afternoon, and workers quickly began assembling the rooftop structure. In due course, this add-on will house an atrium and pricey penthouse workstations. The website touts these “Greenhouse Offices” as being ready this month. Seems like a tall order…

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From the roof of The Yard, 85 Delancey St.

And, on a related note, The Yard scored a temporary tenant for its ground-level cafe space. Yet not for food. A pop-up flower shop opened here last month for the season called Flowers & Ideas. It’s run by Hawaiian transplant Beth Elliott, who specializes in bouquets and event planning.

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