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New York All Loops Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with Statue of Liberty Express
"New York's All Loops Ticket is a great way to explore all the areas of New York City. Grab a set of complimentary headphones and take a seat atop our new double-decker buses to visit popular landmarks and attractions throughout the city such as Times Squ Empire State Building Rockefeller Center Central Park the Flatiron Building and more. Start by redeeming your voucher at our Guest Center at 785 8th Avenue and board our bus that will connect you with the Uptown or Downtown Loops. Board our new double-decker buses and enjoy the use of c 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Brooklyn Tour - Departure location: Broadway & Walker Street at 11:00 am 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm (Nov - Mar) and 11:00 am 12:00 pm
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Double Decker Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus and Times Square Dining Experience
"This 3-day Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker bus pass includes four bus loops: The Downtown Tour Uptown Tour Brooklyn Tour NY at Night Tour! With this pass you will also receive free admission to the Museum of the City of New York a free bike rental in Central Park and a cruise around Liberty Island!Hop-on and off at the various stops on your loop or take the whole loop around and see world-famous landmarks including One World Trade Center
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New York All Loops Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with Statue of Liberty Express
"New York's All Loops Ticket is a great way to explore all the areas of New York City. Grab a set of complimentary headphones and take a seat atop our new double-decker buses to visit popular landmarks and attractions throughout the city such as Times Squ Empire State Building Rockefeller Center Central Park the Flatiron Building and more. Start by redeeming your voucher at our Guest Center at 785 8th Avenue and board our bus that will connect you with the Uptown or Downtown Loops. Board our new double-decker buses and enjoy the use of c 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Brooklyn Tour - Departure location: Broadway & Walker Street at 11:00 am 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm (Nov - Mar) and 11:00 am 12:00 pm
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Prospect Park

Prospect Park is the largest park in Brooklyn; 585-acre acres. It was designed in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they completed Central Park. Prospect Park contains a 90 acre Long Meadow, a Picnic House, Litchfield Villa the pre-existing home of Litchfield, an early developer of the neighborhood, Prospect Park Zoo, Boathouse with a visitors and urban Audubon Center, Brooklyn's only lake, covering 60 acres, and the Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park has man sports facilities including 7 baseball fields in the Long Meadow, the Prospect Park Tennis Center, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, bike and running paths, and the New York Pétanque Club in the Parade Ground. The children's playground is very impressive with sand, natural woods and water. There are many events throughout the year at the park, including art and music. In season, on Saturday's there is a Green Market, In the evenings food trucks line up.

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apbeaches
Nov 06, 2016

Zoo

Opened in 1993, the zoo is a wonderful spot to spend a couple of hours. Nestled in Prospect Park, you can meet wallabies and prarie dogs. While it cannot compete with the Bronx Zoo, it is a nice way to spend the afternoon.

October 30 - April 1, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
April 1 - October 31, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekday
10:00am - 5:30pm weekend and holidays

Adults: $6.00 Children (3-12): $2.00 Seniors (65+): $2.25

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saw50st8
Apr 04, 2011

Prospect Park

The park is quite beautiful and was my backyard while growing up in Brooklyn. We would spend hours on end walking the beautiful expanse of this park. Our apartment (located on 12th & 9th) was just a ½ block from the park. During the winters we would go sledding down the large slopes of the park and in the summer Mom would string a hammock as we enjoyed a wonderful picnic. Thinking of this park today brings back some really fun memories.

The park was designed by Olmstead and Vaux, the same designers of Central Park and you will find that the two parks have some similarities.

General Grounds Closed from 1am-5pm daily

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Gypsystravels
Nov 05, 2008

The Other Central Park, Prospect Park

This park I find to be more inviting than Central Park. Quite large ( 526 Acres) and not nearly as many people as CP. The landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux of Central Park fame made this one as well. Definately check out the boat house and chill in one of many open landscapes.

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Sep 10, 2004
 
 
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Prospect Park

Prospect Park (for which Park Slope is named) was designed by Olmsted and Vaux, the same men who designed Central Park. While Central Park is more well-known, Olmsted and Vaux considered Prospect Park their best work. Prospect Park is over 500 acres and was designed in 1860. There is an ice skating rink in the winter and pedal boats for rent in the summer. Prospect Park also features a carousel, historical Lefferts Homestead, and horse stables where horses can be rented. There are great fields for playing frisbee, baseball diamonds, bicycle and roller balding lanes (and it doesn't get as crowded as Central Park). Prospect Park is also one of the few (if not the only?) park in New York City where you can actually have a BBQ (look for the designated areas).

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Dec 31, 2002

Prospect Park - Olmstead &...

Prospect Park -
Olmstead & Vaux's master achievement in Brooklyn
Lychfield Mansion: There may be tours, but just walk around. Notice the corn in the column capitals. :: Tennis House: Often open only in the late afternoon and evening. :: Boat House: Newly restored, impeccable architecture. :: Bridges: fantastic stone bridges over equestrian trails, pedesrians, streams and traffic. :: Ornamental Pavillian: A huge roof balanced on 2 little pencils. :: The Vail of Cashmere: The name is enough

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dogears
Aug 30, 2002

Prospect Park

If I am not mistaken, same architect as Central
Park.

A bit hilly

Great for sunbathing, rollerblading, strolling,
jogging,....

and of course the free concerts and
benefits for the all summer
'Celebrate Brooklyn' music festival...

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remosito
Aug 26, 2002

Great Open Space

Same designers as Central Park! Come take a stroll. Bring a football. Enjoy the calm of the babbling brook.

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Feb 03, 2005

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