Prospect Park Drives Reopen to Traffic


Lincoln Road Entrance to Prospect Park

The Prospect Park drives reopened to traffic this morning after being closed during Hurricane Sandy clean-up operations. They had been closed while serving as a staging area for FEMA vehicles. 

While it’s great to know that Sandy recovery is progressing enough to reopen the drives– and while the drivers who have been inconvenienced by the closure welcome their return– the news has been met with some chagrin.

Kees Edelmand responds to the Facebook posting, “I understand but….bummer. It was nice without the daily onslaught.”

Others share agreement with likes and more comments.

“Yeah, I was hoping this might just slide….for good,” says Derek Balcom.

Have you guys been enjoying the car-free drives or are you relieved they’re back open?

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  1. Driving through the park is so convenient, not to mention beautiful, that it makes one feel guilty… probably means we should have just left them closed…

  2. Without a doubt — we should not have let the cars back in. It’s a park! The fact is: the world didn’t fall apart without cars in the park these past six weeks. The city has missed the perfect opportunity to improve the park for the countless runners, walkers, bikers, dogs, kids, etc., etc. — give something enough time, and people will forget it and move on — so this really was our chance to kick cars out of the park permanently!

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