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Spring showed up today in Brooklyn ahead of Winter Storm Niko

February 8, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Someone Told Me It's All Happening At the Zoo, as Simon and Garfunkel would say — especially when it's spring in February. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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Enjoy this Spring Fling while you can.

Your fellow Brooklynites are out in Prospect Park today taking advantage of a Spring Fling that might last for just a few hours.

They’re enjoying this warm interlude, though it promises to be a short-lived affair, while Winter Storm Niko waits in the wings.

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Folks headed to the popular park today as the temperature heads towards 60 degrees.

Marc Coussens and his two children made a beeline for the Park Slope Zoo.

“We knew we had one day before it’s 34 and snowing,” Coussens said as his son Max, 3, waved at a California sea lion. “We wanted to get fresh air while we could.”

Other people are out jogging and cycling on the Prospect Park Loop or walking their dogs along winding paths.

Even in the early morning, before the sun broke through the clouds, Prospect Park Lake drew fishermen. The lake looked like a mirror, reflecting the trees.

Ice skaters at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside hit the rink in shirt sleeves — there’s no need to wear Arctic-grade parkas today in B’klyn.

Park-goers are making the most of the momentary respite from the cold, knowing that Winter Storm Niko is headed our way.

According to forecasts, the storm threatens to dump a half-foot of snow on the tri-state area on Thursday. A real-feel temperature of 19 degrees is expected for late morning tomorrow.


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