Say goodbye to the frozen Waterfalls, frozen lakes in New York City.
Yesterday, Saturday, February 2, 2019, Punxsutawney Phil in Gobbler’s Knob. Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, did not see its shadow. Tradition says that if a groundhog doesn’t see its shadow on February 2, then an early spring is coming!
“Prospect Park is a 526-acre (213 ha) public park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Prospect Park is run and operated by the Prospect Park Alliance and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The park is situated between the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, and Windsor Terrace, and is adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, Grand Army Plaza, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, and is the second largest public park in Brooklyn, behind Marine Park.
First proposed in legislation passed in 1859, Prospect Park opened in 1867 after various changes to its design. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after their completion of Manhattan’s Central Park. The park subsequently underwent numerous modifications and expansions to its facilities. Several additions to the park were completed in the 1890s, in the City Beautiful architectural movement, and further restorations were conducted in the mid- and late 20th centuries. Prospect Park was made a New York City Historic Landmark on November 25, 1975, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1980.
Main attractions of the park include the 90-acre (36 ha) Long Meadow; the Picnic House; Litchfield Villa; Prospect Park Zoo; the Boathouse; Brooklyn’s only lake, covering 60 acres (24 ha); and the Prospect Park Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park also has sports facilities, including seven baseball fields in the Long Meadow, the Prospect Park Tennis Center, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and the New York Pétanque Club in the Parade Ground. There is also a private Society of Friends cemetery on Quaker Hill near the ball fields.”_Wikipedia