NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Invoice de Blasio has introduced that Brooklyn’s Prospect Park will go utterly automotive-free for the primary time this summer time.
Beginning subsequent Monday and persevering with by means of the weekend after Labor Day, the East Drive from Park Circle to Grand Military Plaza, which is generally open to automobiles in the course of the weekday rush, can be closed to visitors.
“From getting married there to being just a little-league father or mother inside Prospect Park, I can attest that it’s a cool, even magical refuge this time of yr,” stated de Blasio. “A safer and quieter park improves the security and delight for hundreds of park customers. ”
“Cyclists, joggers and pedestrians, younger and previous, can rejoice throughout these subsequent couple hotter months in a safer and quieter park,” stated DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.
The Division of Transportation doesn’t anticipate this to considerably influence visitors due to the decrease quantity through the summer time months.