This Saturday the Parks Department threw open the gates at Lincoln Road Playground in Prospect Park, which had been closed after it suffered significant Sandy damage. According to a press release from the Prospect Park Alliance, it was the last area of the park that remained shut down because of the storm. There was $100,000 worth of damage to the play equipment, the fences, benches, safety mats and light poles. The Prospect Park staff, the Parks Department, and volunteers have worked pretty tirelessly to clear out the park since October’s storm: They removed 7,000 cubic yards of debris, weighing a total of 1,900 tons. Click through to see a photo of the play area right after Sandy.
Photo via the Prospect Park Alliance
You don’t see many unconverted lofts on the market in Brooklyn these days, but this 2,500-square-foot two-bedroom pad in Clinton Hill seems like the real deal. Although it’s currently configured as a two-bedroom, renters could probably build out an extra bedroom or two to offset the cost. There are some very high tin ceilings and large, […]
For years, we’ve been dying to go to the house tour in Newburgh, N.Y., called the Candlelight Tour, and this year we finally did. We’d heard of Newburgh because we read the blog Door Sixteen, but we didn’t know anything about it. One day we were tagging along with a friend who had business in […]
In 1859, a commission was formed by the New York State Legislature, charged with finding locations for parks in the rapidly expanding city of Brooklyn. James S. T. Stranahan, a wealthy Brooklyn businessman, was president of this Brooklyn Board of Park Commissioners. Washington Park, in Fort Greene, was the city’s first park, but the city […]
Demo started Friday for the crumbling wood clad house on Smith Street, neighborhood blog Pardon Me For Asking reported. As you may recall, the three-story mixed-use building at 159 Smith Street between Wyckoff and Bergen recently filed permits for a two-story addition, and PMFA feared its intact facade would soon meet the wrecking ball. No permits […]