The Prospect Park rink’s café could soon be serving booze

Good idea or great idea? Bluestone Café, the eatery part of the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has applied for a beer and wine license.

LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park

LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park Photograph: Kate Hess

As if the LeFrak Center at Lakeside weren't awesome enough already, its on-site café has applied for a beer and wine license. Let us remind you that spring's arrival doesn't mean the Prospect Park skating complex is out of commission—it converts to a roller-skating rink and water playground in warm weather, meaning that the spot could soon be prime for alfresco day-drinking. The eatery, Bluestone Café (which currently serves sandwiches and salads), has gotten approval from the community board—it's up to the State Liquor Authority now.

Even though the license has yet to be approved, folks are already decrying the mix of alcohol and skating as unsafe. But pretty much every rink in NYC is in close proximity to a bar or restaurant, without a reported uptick in drinking-related accidents. We think it's a pretty grand idea, and until it comes through, you can find us tippling at one of the many great bars near Prospect Park.

(h/t New York Daily News)

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