A baby North American porcupine born at the Prospect Park Zoo is named Barb, a reference to the animal's quill.
Go to any dog park right now and you’ll likely find lively pandemic puppies along with new owners learning the ins and outs of off-leash play.
A man was found stabbed to death on a Brooklyn sidewalk in the middle of the day.
New York state and city wildlife officials say it's too soon to know the local impact of exotic eels dumped into a Brooklyn lake last month.
It's the opposite of what you want to see in the middle of a pandemic. Dozens of unmasked partiers crammed onto an MTA bus in Maspeth, Queens while smoking, dancing and ignoring social distancing rules. The MTA is now trying to track down the culprits behind the pop-up party.
The Brooklyn Half has been canceled. NYRR has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is offering free admission on weekdays through the end of February. That means a family or other group could save a lot of money.
Two red panda cubs have debuted at an outdoor exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.
Two red panda cubs have debuted at an outdoor exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. The male cubs were born over the summer to mom Willow, who was caring for them in an indoor den until this month. Now visitors can see them along the Discovery Trail.
A man attended a social event at the Brooklyn Museum died after a slide down a banister turned tragic.
A toxic algae called Cyanobacteria has already closed beaches and lakes in New Jersey, and is allegedly responsible for three dog deaths in North Carolina. Now, the algae has been found in the Harlem Meer in Central Park and in Prospect Park, leading health officials to advise New Yorkers to keep their young children and especially any animals away from the water.
On a beautiful Thursday in Brooklyn, construction began on the restoration of the Flatbush Avenue perimeter of Prospect Park. The sidewalk was in terrible shape, according to Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue. The 1,500-foot sidewalk along Flatbush Avenue will be expanded into a 30-foot promenade filled with 125 trees. This project is a partnership between the New York City's Parks Without Borders program and the Prospect Park Alliance.
Prospect Park is typically filled with runners and bikers. Starting Tuesday, the park is officially car-free. The car ban in Brooklyn's backyard is years in the making. The park's West Drive has been closed to traffic since 2015. Before Jan. 2, 2018, the park's East Drive was open to traffic on weekdays during morning rush hours. But the city said that walkers, runners, and cyclists outnumbered cars more than three to one.
Prospect Park in Brooklyn was created 150 years ago, obviously long before automobiles. Now with up to 10 million visitors a year and people outnumbering cars 3 to 1 in the morning hours, New York City has decided to announce that cars are out.
A steer got loose in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Dozens of people gathered at the field's fences to watch the unusual event unfold. Authorities used tranquilizer darts to subdue the bovine and then safely corral it, load it onto a police horse trailer, and whisk it away to the relief of those watching.
A cow got loose in Brooklyn late Tuesday morning. This video from SkyFoxHD shows police officers working to corral the bovine at the Prospect Park Parade Ground. Authorities used tranquilizer darts to subdue the animal and it was safely corralled, loaded into a police horse trailer and whisked away to the relief of those watching it unfold.The NYPD said the steer possibly escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse.
So much for cutting through Prospect Park to get to work in the morning if you are a car commuter. Starting next week and for the rest of the summer, the park is going completely car-free. East Drive was only open to cars through the weekday morning rush anyway (7-9 a.m.). That is also when you'll see a lot of runners and walkers. That is why the west side of the park closed to traffic permanently in 2015.
For many years, the rose garden in Prospect Park has been a place of enjoyment for Brooklynites. It is now time to bring new life to this loved area, Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue says. The alliance wants to open up the area to make it feel safer and more accessible to people and to be able to accommodate more visitors.
Prospect Park has come a long way since it first opened to the public 150 years ago.
Two fennec foxes have made their public debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.