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Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece: Book Excerpt

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York
Adrian Benepe

I didn't grow up in Prospect Park. My neighborhood park was Riverside, and Central Park was where I sometimes went on weekends as a child. Prospect Park was, to me, a mythical land in distant Brooklyn, across the East River and reachable only by a long trip on the subway.

Geraldo Rivera Tree In McCarren Park Was Destroyed By Sandy

DNAinfo | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York

WILLIAMSBURG — Geraldo Rivera proclaimed the news on his radio show: "The tree will grow again in Brooklyn." After the white spruce Rivera donate...

Pregnant Mother Robbed At Gunpoint While Taking Daughter To McCarren Park

| Posted 10.19.2012 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WILLIAMSBURG — A pregnant woman was robbed at gunpoint as she took her 14-month-old daughter to a ...

Brooklyn By Bike

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

We ride past a group of buildings in the massive Brooklyn Navy Yard, spread out over 300 waterfront acres. Felipe speaks to us through his walkie-talkie. "Ready to go to the farm?"

Cops Use Pepper Spray To End Even MORE Violence At McCarren Park Pool

Posted 07.18.2012 | New York

Another day, another brawl. As the heat wave continues, another fight broke out at the McCarren Park Pool Monday, prompting the NYPD to use pepper...

PHOTOS: Time To Appreciate McCarren Park Pool's Beautiful Decay Before Its New Look

Posted 06.15.2012 | New York

On the heels of McCarren Park's much anticipated reopening scheduled for June 28, we've decided to take a look back at the pool's stint as one of the ...

Wanna Get A Sneak Peek Of The New McCarren Park Pool?

| Meredith Hoffman | Posted 06.11.2012 | New York

WILLIAMSBURG — Anxious to get the first glimpse of McCarren Pool? Visitors can get a sneak peek the night before its official opening if they're ...

McCarren Park May Become An Ice Skating Rink

Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

The $50 million makeover currently sprucing up the concrete badlands of McCarren Park Pool may be slated for a spring debut, but it looks like the cit...

Vagina Tree Gets Pierced (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some wise guy (or gal) pierced McCarren Park's "Vagina Tree." Oh the humanity! (Via)...

Mormons Put A Shine On Williamsburg

The Brooklyn Paper | Lysandra Ohrstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Wake up, Williamsburg! While you were sleeping on Saturday morning there were real live Mormons cleaning up McCarren Park. More than 100 19- to 30-...

Harry Potter Fans Play Quidditch In McCarren Park

Brooklyn Paper | Brooklyn Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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