Park-off: The results are in!
The people have spoken in our park-supremacy competition. Read on to find out which green space won the crown.
Fri Jul 19 2013
In our Parks feature last week, we compared four of New York City’s biggest-name patches of green—Central Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the High Line—and asked you to help us pick a winner. And the tiara goes to…
Yes, Kings County’s bucolic haven won by a landslide, garnering a staggering 53.9% of your votes. Brooklyn Bridge Park (12.6%) came in at a distant second, closely followed by Central Park (12.1%), with the High Line bringing up the rear (8.7%).
As for those of you who voted “Other,” Riverside Park got the most write-ins. There were also multiple shout-outs for Hudson River Park, Bryant Park and Fort Tryon Park.
If you want to toast Prospect’s win, we recommend clinking plastic cups of beer at a gratis (with suggested $3 donation) Celebrate Brooklyn! show this weekend. The Waterboys and Alasdair Roberts are playing tonight at 7:30pm, and the Lone Bellow, the Low Anthem and Joe Purdy are taking the stage on Saturday at 7pm.
Scroll down to read what folks had to say about the contest on Twitter. (And remember, also-rans: We love you all.)
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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)