sledding on martin luther king day

January 20, 2009 |  Category:   life nyc

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I can’t remember when I had as much fun as we had sledding in Prospect Park yesterday. The park was as beautiful as I’ve ever remembered it and as M would say “it’s like a magical winter wonderland!!” Indeed. The snow kept falling as we frolicked around, keeping everything pristinely white and powdery soft. No wind, and the temps were in the mid-30s so it was actually quite comfortable to be out sledding and rolling around in the snow for hours till the setting sun started to turn everything a dusty purple. It seemed like all our neighbors and friends were out and it’s moments like this one, standing in the middle of the meadow with nothing but monochrome white except for the stark tree-scapes around me, that I am really happy to live right here, in Brooklyn.

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  • unha January 20, 2009 at 11:33 am

    i really like that first photo.

  • Alicia January 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Is it just me or does prospect park look pretty empty? Is it always like that? Whenever I go to central park, it’s somehat of a madhouse and I’d be glad to know if prospect park wasn’t like that! Somewhere to get some peace and quiet.. and it does look so pretty!

  • Jenna January 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Alicia, I wouldn’t say Prospect Park is empty, but it definitely has less people than Central Park, particularly because it doesn’t get the tourist crowds. On a nice weekend day though, it can get crowded with barbeques and picnics, but generally, you can find peace and quiet.

  • Stella January 20, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    It was definitely amazing out yesterday and I loved that the temps were warm enough to be out while the snow kept refreshing the white beauty. Glad your family got to enjoy it all together. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lee January 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Oh, man, do I miss Prospect Park. (Still trying to get caught up-I’ll email you back soon!)

  • Brenda January 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I love the pristine whites and blacks and grays with polka dots of bright orange and red in your wonderful photos. Perfect Wintery Wonderland indeed!

  • patricia January 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Beautiful! So sad that our kids haven’t seen a scene like this in person.

  • Gabriel January 21, 2009 at 2:37 am

    prospect park is one of the reasons why i love brooklyn!

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