It was hard to tell which looked more brilliant in Prospect Park this week, the bright pink of a cherry tree in full bloom or the glistening roof of the newly restored Concert Grove Pavilion.
The official 200th anniversary of the birth of landscape great Frederick Law Olmsted doesn't hit until 2022 -- but the celebration has already kicked off.
It's been years since the graceful spans of this pavilion welcomed picnickers in search of fresh air shelter.
If you have passed by the Endale Arch in Prospect Park without even noticing it, the 19th century designers of the park would perhaps not be offended.
It's a classically inspired little temple, with high clerestory windows, and a series of classical columns flanking the entrances.
At first glance, casual strollers may not realize they are walking underneath something quite unusual in Prospect Park.
If the continued chilly weather has you dreaming of fireplaces and cozy historic houses this virtual tour of fireplaces from the historic town of Newburgh, N.Y is sure to satisfy your craving.
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.