The 7,203-square-foot lawn, called the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn, isn’t a garden for the people — it’s an elevated island of turf. But it will bring in a stream of New Yorkers who might not otherwise patronize Lincoln Center, giving them a rare opportunity to enjoy grass and sun in the concrete jungle. The lawn curves upward at the edges, allowing climbers a brief moment to forget the city completely. The lawn is a first step towards greener urbanism taking root in the epicenter of Robert Moses’s mid-20th-century vision.
The new space will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to midnight, April through November.