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Red Hook industrialist and horse enthusiast John Quadrozzi, Jr. stands in front of the newly enclosed Q equine area in Prospect Park. The refurbished Q is just one of the many improvements Quadrozzi has planned to restore horsemanship to the park. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Equestrian glory returns to Prospect Park, one step at a time

February 13 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Prospect Park was designed for people — and horses. The park’s grounds, which included carriage drives and bridle paths, were the site of horse shows and parades. In the early 1900s, hundreds of horses were stabled there. Today, the park’s equestrian facilities are one step closer to their former grandeur, thanks to Brooklyn industrialist and […]

Prospect Park Zoo starts program to preserve rare cat species

January 25 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Prospect Park Zoo has a new exhibit of Pallas’s cats and plans to start a breeding program for this at-risk species of felines. The Pallas’s cat, which is native to Central Asia, has been classified as “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2002. These cats are often hunted for […]

FYBI: How did Willink Hill get its name?

January 23 | By John Manbeck Brooklyn Daily Eagle

How did Prospect Park’s Willink Hill get its name? — Henk Willink, Doetinchem, The Netherlands Long before the completion of Prospect Park in 1875, the area was sparsely populated by some of the original inhabitants: The Dutch. Even though the English captured and occupied New Amsterdam in 1664, the Dutch — including Gov. Pieter Stuyvesant […]