NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Beginning Monday, Prospect Park will go solely automotive-free for the remainder of the summer time.
For the primary time ever, East Drive from Park Circle to Grand Military Plaza can be closed to visitors 24-7.
Up to now, northbound lanes have been open for morning rush hour visitors, however now the roads shall be off limits to drivers by means of the weekend after Labor Day.
Mayor de Blasio says the transfer will make the park safer, quieter, and extra pleasurable.
“From getting married there to being a bit-league mother or father inside Prospect Park, I can attest that it’s a cool, even magical refuge this time of yr,” de Blasio stated earlier this month. “A safer and quieter park improves the security and delight for hundreds of park customers.”
The Division of Transportation doesn’t anticipate the transfer to impression visitors considerably due to the decrease quantity through the summer time months.