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Here’s a look at the bike lane the Parks Department plans to build in cooperation with the Department of Transportation on Ocean Avenue. Prospect Park Alliance rendering via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Bike lane to replace tree line on Prospect Park perimeter

May 7 | Lore Croghan

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a plan to construct a bike lane on Ocean Avenue at the edge of Prospect Park — a plan that involves the removal of dozens of trees. “Our parks do adapt to modern uses,” Chairperson Sarah Carroll said before Tuesday’s vote to explain why she found the tree removal […]

On left: photo from inside a tenant's apartment on Flatbush Ave. On right: image from an Airbnb advertisement in one of the apartment buildings. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Legal Services.

Airbnb removes listings from three PLG buildings after tenants sue landlords

April 19 | Noah Goldberg

Airbnb removed all listings from three Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment buildings just days after the landlords who own them were sued for allegedly harassing and terrorizing rent-regulated tenants. Ten tenants filed the suit against their landlords — Miriam, William, Richard and Michelle Shasho, along with their companies First Kings Management LLC and 611 Flatbush Ave. […]

Five final artist renderings for Shirley Chishom’s Prospect Park statute were announced on Wednesday, including this monument from Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous. Rendering courtesy of Women.NYC

See the 5 final artist renderings for Shirley Chisholm’s Prospect Park monument

March 28 | Scott Enman

You can now vote on five possible renderings for the planned statue of former Brooklyn U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm, coming to Prospect Park by the end of next year. Chisholm’s statue will join a group of 150 monuments of historical figures across New York City — only five of which depict women. Set on correcting […]

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