Community Planning Meeting on Wollman Rink in Prospect Park

A Lakeside Center is proposed to replace the Wollman Rink in Prospect Park. Come share your opinion on how much parkland should be dedicated to free automobile storage. For background on the plan, see Streetsblog’s entry: To Some It’s a Park, to Others, a Parking Lot.

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To Some it’s a Park, to Others, a Parking Lot

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A view of the area now occupied by the Wollman Rink circa 1930. Last night the Prospect Park Alliance hosted a "community input session" for the proposed Lakeside Center, a facility that is to replace the 45-year-old Wollman rink and "provide Park visitors with a state-of-the-art, year-round facility featuring two new outdoor ice skating rinks, […]

SE Prospect Park Re-Design Includes Some Restrictions on Cars

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Rendering of the preliminary design for Lakeside Center in Prospect Park. A new Prospect Park skating rink and recreational facility will come with a smaller parking lot and improved bike access, reports neighborhood blog Hawthorne Street. The plan to re-design the southeast area of Brooklyn’s flagship park, unveiled at a public meeting this Monday, will […]
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Trading Parking Spaces for Park Space

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What comes to mind when you think of your favorite park? A shady lagoon? A scenic path? Or is it a soccer field perfectly suited for an after-work pick-up game? Whatever the appeal, chances are it’s not the availability of parking. In fact, according to Peter Harnik at City Parks Blog, many of the country’s […]

Eyes on the Street: A Death-Defying Walk to Prospect Park

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  The bloggers at Hawthorne Street put together this dandy little short — you could even call it a Streetfilm — to illustrate the dangers of crossing Ocean Avenue at the southeast entrance to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Cars turning onto Ocean from Parkside Avenue pose a constant threat to people in the crosswalk, even while […]

Turn Out Tonight for a Ped-Friendly Prospect Park

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Last week, Hawthorne Street showed us the pedestrian nightmare that is the southeast entrance to Prospect Park at the corner of Ocean and Parkside. Tonight, livable streets advocates can help take the fear out of walking to the park and put pedestrians atop the hierarchy at this critical intersection. The Hawthorne Street bloggers have the […]

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride

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Join Time’s Up! as they discover Prospect Park at night. Prospect Park is a 526-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn. The Prospect Park Moonlight Ride is opened to bikers and skilled skaters. This is a safe, peaceful ride that visits many of the little-known treasures the park has to offer. (There is also a Central […]