Elizabeth Gary planned to study her nursing books, for a test—but with a break for fireworks.
Weekday mornings Osmond Thorne takes commuters and children to school, but he is not driving a bus or subway train. He is behind the wheel of a 15-person commuter van. The vans are a cheap and convenient way to get around Brooklyn, but they also skirt city regulations by regularly straying outside of their licensed […]
A historical redesign of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza is now complete, with upgrades simplifying traffic patterns. The upgrades will also enhance pedestrian, motorist and bike rider safety at the gateway to Prospect Park, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Greenmarket. The $ 1.5 million project, designed in close coordination with local community groups, includes new […]
When was the last time you saw something 75 years old get destroyed? Click “play” below and click through the slideshow to see how Prospect Park Head of Arboriculture Luis Lemus does it.
Tim McKinney lifts the black metal trash barrel with an efficiency that belies his thin 63-year-old frame. Placing a clear plastic garbage bag over its opening, McKinney tips the canister over, allowing a stream of refuse to flow. There are soda cans, take-away boxes, and several thick, unidentifiable liquids. An overwhelming scent of garbage hangs […]
by Joe Deaux After more than an hour of searching, they finally spot the Yellow-throated Warbler. “I found the Yellow-throated Warbler,” Tom Stephenson, an avid birder and member of the Brooklyn Bird Club, cries out to the remaining bird seekers. The group rushes over to one large tree in the southwest section of Prospect Park, […]
Meet “nature proselytizer” Matthew Wills, who runs the blog Backyard and Beyond. Produced by Ivana Kottasová and Audrey Yoo.
City officials held the groundbreaking for the $70 million Lakeside project in Prospect Park yesterday, according The New York Post. The 26 acre environmentally friendly recreational center will include open-air and covered roller and ice skating rinks as well as water fountains. The project was first announced in 2007, and is slated for completion in 2013. […]
A goat head was discovered in Prospect Park today, the latest in a recent string of found slaughtered animal parts, according to the Gothamist. Found by a man out walking his dog, the head was found coated with orange wax. It may belong to one of the many goat bodies found at the park last […]