New York attractions: New places to go in NYC in the future

Find out what’s happening with New York attractions that are opening in the future, including the final section of the High Line and new spaces on Governors Island.

  • Photograph: Courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

    Lakeside at Prospect Park

  • Photograph: Courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

    Lakeside at Prospect Park

Photograph: Courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

Lakeside at Prospect Park


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Lakeside at Prospect Park

What it is: This massive new complex at the southeastern corner of Prospect Park is the first major upgrade to the green space in more than 50 years, and will add new elements—and acreage—to Brooklyn’s premier outdoor spot.

Why you should care: Closed since 2010, the former Kate Wollman Rink is getting a complete makeover. When it finally reopens in the fall of 2013, the renamed Lakeside complex will include a number of new amenities: two new ice-skating rinks—one of which will be covered, and will convert to a roller-skating rink in the summer—and  classroom spaces. Additionally, the new center will help restore this particular corner of Prospect Park to its former glory. Several of the Olmsted and Vaux–designed elements, such as Music Island, were destroyed when urban planner Robert Moses built the Wollman Rink in 1961; these will be restored, and the area will gain more than three acres of parkland. Plus, even more Brooklynites will be able to enjoy the space: The Prospect Park Alliance estimates that capacity will triple once the complex is completed. Enter at Lincoln Rd and Ocean Ave, Prospect Park, Brooklyn (prospectpark.org). Opens 2013.—Amy Plitt


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surfer joe
surfer joe

High Line casts too many shadows and should b dismantlex to make way for more parking.