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.

6 comments:

  1. Nice place for a children's birthday picnic. Which is a nice idea for a party, a lot less hard work that all the cream cakes and goodies etc.

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  2. Oh yes it is pretty place thanks for sharing. Happy SS!

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  3. Very pretty and looks like a great place for childrens birthday partys.
    Thanks for sharing your scenic Sunday.

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  4. A beautiful house, gorgeous trees and lots of room to run around it — perfect! Happy Scenic Sunday!

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  5. This may be a weird question but is this oen of the parks used in Sesame Street in the 80's? That field looks familiar to me but yet in my head I see Barclay and Big Bird walking with kids?

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  6. Kyooty, They are filming ALL THE TIME in Prospect Park. It is often meant to be Central Park. It also looks like Central Park because it was build by the same team (Vaux and Omstead). Fredreck Olmstead said that he learned from his mistakes in Central Park and corrected them when he build Prospect Park!

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