Tag Archives: Calvert Vaux

Running Brooklyn: winter solstice at Prospect Park’s new LeFrak Center

On Saturday, I took a run around Prospect Park’s new LeFrak Center skating rink and Lakeside – its second day of operation. Continue reading

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The waterfront of Prospect Park’s Lakeside Center

Prospect Park’s Lakeside Center will open this December. I got a behind-the-scenes tour. Continue reading

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Crown Heights and the 1991 riots

Crown Heights was subject to the same rapid racial turnover that affected Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, and other neighborhoods in the decades following World War II. But there was one major difference: one white group in Crown Heights didn’t … Continue reading

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Where’s Tompkins Park South?

“On account of the narrow, winding walks, and the obstruction of vision by bushes in the outer parts, it is difficult for the guardians of the ground to observe or control the conduct of visitors, or to protect the borders … Continue reading

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The hell afloat: the atrocity of the HMS Jersey

Somebody asked me last night what my favorite discovery has been so far. My immediate answer (and I stand by it today) was the horrible story of the HMS¬†Jersey and of the other prison-ships during the Revolutionary War. I’ve been … Continue reading

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