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06.17.15 Prachi Gupta

New York’s tall skyscrapers and historic buildings are crammed in city blocks, separated by streets and wide avenues where cars, trucks and bikes fly with reckless abandon. The parks are where we come to get away from all that street noise — and yet, cars pester us even in Central Park. But now, sources tell […]

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06.15.15 Prachi Gupta

Prospect Park residents are forever on the lookout for those creepy goat heads, so perhaps that’s why someone raised the alarm on a dude who was grilling a guinea pig for lunch on Saturday. DNAinfo reports that police got an emergency call about a guy abusing squirrels in the park, but when they got to […]

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05.12.15 Liam Mathews

On Prospect Park West at 9th Street, there are four parking spots that are off-limits to drivers between April and September. The stated purpose is to allow parks department vehicles access to the park during summer event season. But the ban has a side effect of being a nice little source of parking ticket revenue […]

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04.07.15 Prachi Gupta

The hallowed grounds of Prospect Park, site of goat heads and other creepy things, burst into flame on Monday night as a fire coursed through it. According to CBS2, the was reported around 8:20 PM and put out by 10:20 PM. ABC reports that about 60 firefighters arrived to the scene, in the southwest area […]

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11.19.14 Prachi Gupta

Just two weeks after the speed limit for New York City was reduced from 30 MPH to 25 MPH, officials have announced that Central Park’s speed limit will go down to 20 MPH from 25 MPH. It will apply to both motorists and cyclists. Additionally, barricades will be set up to separate people from cars […]

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08.07.14 Sophie Weiner

Kate Steciw was taking her daily jog through Prospect Park when she came upon a very strange sight. Behind a wrought iron fence was what appeared to be a human skeleton standing upright, “wearing a Brooklyn Nets hat, a T-shirt, goggles and sweatpants,” reports NBC. Discovered in the southeastern part of the park near Ocean Avenue, the […]

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10.25.13 Andy Cush

Contrary to early reports, Barack Obama’s visit to a Crown Heights high school today won’t cause the full closure of Prospect Park, which sits over two miles away. Only parts of the park will close, though it isn’t clear which. Obama will likely arrive via helicopter, landing in the park. “Please note that only portions […]

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08.08.13 Yossera Bouchtia

Donnell Barden,42, is a resident of Flatbush and presumably, a heartless asshole. He was arrested this week for allegedly setting his pit bull loose on other dogs at Prospect Park. In at least one instance, witnesses said even he got in on the violence himself and stabbed a pooch with an ice pick. ANIMAL spoke […]

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03.19.13 Andy Cush

If you can get over your gag reflex, it’s not a bad idea: a new restroom facility in Prospect Park’s historic Wellhouse building will store all human waste in a giant underground container, rather than pump it into a sewage treatment plant, and after five years or so of mixing around with wood chips and […]

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08.10.12 Andy Cush

“I just went for a run one day,” Luis Rios, 64, told the New York Times. “It started with one loop and then it mushroomed.” Rios has been running laps around Prospect Park for 35 years, and at last count, he’s accrued some 200,000+ miles–the distance of eight trips around the globe, as the Times […]

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