Converging around a single parking spot on West Federal Street, individuals from across downtown created, enjoyed, and disassembled a "pop-up park" in front of the YBI this week.
Because the space was occupied for less than the two-hour free parking limit (as demanded on the street signage), no traffic tickets were placed on the propane grill which occupied the parking spot.
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But how to construct a pop-up park?
First step: haul out onto the street the green shag carpet you've been saving for just these types of occasions.
Second step: roll out the carpet to fit into a parking space.
Third step: arrange lawn chairs, grill, houseplants, and umbrella around the emerging pop-up park.
Fourth step: liberally apply copious amounts of kelbasi, carrot applesauce, thick-cut slanina, chevapchichi, boca burgers, dirusso's sausage, chocolate-covered stawberries, mac n' cheese, and schewbel's bread to the pop-up park.
Fifth step: play some tunes on the boom-box, and watch the crowd grow...
in a matter of minutes, the pop-up park can be taken down . . .
and the shag carpet again reaches it natural rolled-up state, ready for storage and subsequent unveiling at the next location in downtown youngstown.