Update: Notify NYC now tells us there will be fireworks near Prospect Park on Friday evening. We assume Thursday’s display was postponed because of a chancy weather forecast. We have word from Notify NYC that there will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 13 starting at approximately 9:30. These will be launched from “near Prospect Park”; […]
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On Monday evening, July 24 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Rebecca Messner’s film Olmstead and America’s Urban Parks. Frederick Law Olmstead, along with Calvert Vaux, designed Central Park and Prospect Park. Olmstead considered the latter his finest design. Ms. Messner will be present to discuss her film after the […]
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park has brought four Nubian goats, like those in the photo, to trim the weeds that have flourished on the sound deflecting berm below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, giving us something new to view. They are four brothers–Horatio, Eyebrows, Minnie, and Hector–who have been trained as weed eaters […]
Smorgasburg will be leaving its digs on the uplands of Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Joralemon Street, where it has been each Sunday spring through fall for the past several years, to a new location on Breeze Hill in Prospect Park starting Sunday, August 30, according to Ditmas Park Patch. The […]
Our friends at Community Board 2 send this message: Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has announced that the Department of Sanitation will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The program will run through Saturday, January 12. Clean, non-bagged holiday trees that are left on the curb […]
The question was raised on Wednesday Open Thread: “Will there be fireworks for the New Year?” The answer is, “Yes.” There will be fireworks near Liberty Island (where the Statue stands) that can be watched from the Promenade. For those willing to make a short trip, there will be a large fireworks display in Prospect […]
About fifty people showed up at St. Francis College yesterday evening to speak (and a number of others showed up to listen) about the draft report issued by Bay Area Economics, the consultants hired by the Brooklyn Bridge Park board to evaluate alternatives to luxury housing and a hotel as sources of revenue to defray […]
On this day in 1776, what would prove to be the largest battle of the Revolutionary War happened just to the east of Brooklyn Heights, which was then the site of the principal encampment of the Continental Army on Long Island. The battle was originally called the Battle of Long Island, as much of it […]
According to The Brooklyn Paper, They Might Be Giants will be playing a free show in Prospect Park on July 11. Read more at CHB.
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