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Headphones in, jazz hands up and a ‘Dance Walk’ around Prospect Park | Photos

November 18 | By Mark Davis

Some offered up some light shoulder shaking to Prince. Others sprinted and leaped to 90’s Japanese pop. A few kept a brisk pace with twirls and something akin to jazz hands. But, apart from a few chatty cyclists whizzing by, members of the Prospect Park Dance Walk were silent with their headphones in Saturday, keeping […]

One year after blaze, families displaced by fire get small relief

November 15 | Kelly Mena

Nine months after a massive blaze destroyed their building, 18 displaced tenant families got a mixed verdict in court on Friday. A judge set a deadline by which their landlord must complete repairs, but the families will be receiving no reimbursement for the cost of losing their homes for nearly a year.  Longtime residents of […]

Ask a historian: How has Prospect Park changed since the 1860s?

November 12 | John B. Manbeck

Elisabeth from Prospect Heights asked: “What communities existed before in Prospect Park?” We don’t know too much, Elisabeth, with the exceptions of two mansions: the Willink Mansion and the Litchfield Villa, which still exists. The land had previously been the old Cortelyou estate from the days of the Dutch. Prospect Park land was not occupied […]

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