Saturday, September 19, 2009
Prospect Park is a wonderful place
In the past week I have spend a lot of time in Prospect Park, doing no so much. Mostly hanging out with other parents at my daughter's friend's birthday parties. Both parties were "picnic parties" and they were near the Picnic House. The spot were today's party was was just about the same place as the finish line when I ran cross country track back in high school. The Picnic house has changed a lot since the late 1970s. Back then is was boarded up. I was not even a bathroom. Now it is a place to get married.
Today, I described Park Slope and Prospect Park to neighbors. They could not beleive what it was like. Gentrification has its good side.
We were not just separated from unpleasantness by time. It also accrued to me that within a quarter mile of where I was enjoying the afternoon, someone was honking their horn. I was not my problem.