Prospect Park

Brooklyn, condos, New Developments, Park Slope

Renderings courtesy of Binyan Studios

A condo building across from Prospect Park in Brooklyn launched sales this week, with two-bedrooms starting at $2.395 million. Located next to landmarked Grand Army Plaza, One Prospect Park West in Park Slope was built in 1925 and once served as a hotel for the Knights of Columbus and later as a senior home. Developer Sugar Hill Capital Partners is converting the historic 10-story building into a luxury condominium with 64 residences with 40 unique floor plans.

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City Living, Features, NYC Guides

The 15 best spots in NYC for outdoor grilling

By Devin Gannon, Tue, June 30, 2020

Photo via Pexels

It’s time to get your grill on. Barbecue areas in New York City parks will officially reopen this weekend in time for the Fourth of July, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. While our tiny apartments and fire escapes may not always be the greatest spots to host a barbecue, the city’s parks provide some of the best places to dine on hamburgers and hot dogs this holiday. “I want everyone to remember to be safe, still practice the appropriate social distancing, still wear the face coverings,” the mayor said. Ahead, 6sqft rounded up 15 of the best parks to host socially-distanced outdoor barbecues, from old standby Prospect Park to less known locales like Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Park.

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Brooklyn, Restaurants

The second-floor entrance to the Picnic House, photo by Prospect Park Alliance via Flickr cc

The 10 million visitors who walk through Prospect Park each year will have a new place to stop for food and drink very soon. The Prospect Park Alliance has issued an RFP for “the sale of food and beverage items from the ground floor Picnic House concession space.” Currently, the Picnic House’s second floor is a popular event and wedding venue, but the first floor is mainly unused.

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Brooklyn, Events

Citi Bike cyclists in Prospect Park; photo courtesy of CitiBike

Does your child want to ditch the training wheels? Need a new helmet? Head to Prospect Park this weekend for the park’s first annual “Bike Day.” Hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance with Citi Bike and Bike New York, the free event on Sunday, Oct. 20 hopes to encourage a more diverse group of New Yorkers to take up biking by offering demonstrations, classes, prizes, and a one-month free trial of Citi Bike.

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City Living, Features, NYC Guides

10 of the best running spots in New York City

By Alexandra Alexa, Mon, June 10, 2019

Photo via PxHere

For avid runners and beginners alike, New York City offers a wide range of places to hit the pavement, from its iconic bridges to green trails nestled in the city’s parks. The scenic routes provide unbeatable views of the river and skyline that can keep you motivated to keep going when you’re ready to give up. Ahead, we round up the 10 most iconic spots to go for a run in the city, fit for regular marathoners, treadmill-devotees looking for a change of scenery, and total newbies.

Lace up those sneakers…

Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Rendering courtesy of the Prospect Park Alliance, via LPC

Brooklyn is getting a new bike lane. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved a plan from the city’s Parks Department to build a protected bike lane on Ocean Avenue around the perimeter of Prospect Park. But two LPC commissioners opposed the design because it calls for removing 57 healthy trees to make way for the new path, the Brooklyn Eagle reported.

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Art, History

shirley chisholm, prospect park, statues, public art, memorials, Amanda Williams, Olalekan Jeyifous, She Built NYC

Rendering by Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous.

In New York City’s five boroughs, only five out of 150 monuments of historic figures depict women. Launched last year, a program from Women.nyc called She Built NYC is attempting to narrow that gap by commissioning monuments throughout the city honoring visionary women who have helped define the city and made an impact on the world. To that end, acclaimed artists Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous have been selected to design the first of these monuments, which will honor celebrated New York congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

More of the winning design, this way

Brooklyn, Events

Image via Flickr

With the weather finally warming up, there’s no better time to plan your spring and summer weekend excursions. In partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, Turnstile Tours is offering a range of walking tours this season, exploring the history, architecture, and nature of the iconic park (h/t Brownstoner). New and seasoned visitors of the park alike will be able to discover hidden treasures, little-known tales, and learn about the Alliance’s new facilities and ongoing conservation efforts.

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Brooklyn, Events

Dine and dance under the stars in Prospect Park

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, February 15, 2019

prospect park soiree

Credit: J Grassi; courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance

The beloved community event known as the Prospect Park Soiree is coming back for its third year on Saturday, June 22; tickets are on sale now. This magical evening of dancing and dining under the stars for a one-night-only celebration of Brooklyn’s Backyard is brought to you by Prospect Park Alliance. Expect thousands of friends and neighbors to gather at the Peninsula in festive attire; bring your favorite bottle of wine and the feast of your choosing–the park will come through with the entertainment.

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City Living, Design

shirley chisholm, brooklyn monuments, prospect park

Chisholm announcing her candidacy in 1972; photo via the Library of Congress

Chipping away at the lack of women represented among New York City statues, the city announced on Friday it is commissioning a permanent statue of Shirley Chisholm to be built in Brooklyn. Chisholm, who lived in Bed-Stuy, became in 1968 the first black woman to serve in the House of Representatives. The statue, expected to be completed in 2020, will be placed outside of the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park.

More on the new statue here

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