Photos: Prospect Park, Brownstones at Sunset

May 16, 2010, was a lovely spring day in Park Slope, Brooklyn:

Baseball in Prospect Park. The game as God meant it to be played: under a gorgeous blue sky, on crisp green grass, flanked by majestic leafy trees. Love it.

Prospect Park Lake. I live a 15 minute walk away from this beauty. I’m a lucky guy.

Looking west down 9th Street from Prospect Park West. I love how the last sunlight of the day kisses the architectural accents on top of the row houses.

The soft light of sunset lights up the brownstones on 9th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. I see almost this every non-cloudy day, and it never gets old.

One last look at brownstones at sunset on 9th Street.

Recently, statistician Nate Sliver devised a complex methodology for ranking quality of life in New York City neighborhoods, and  Park Slope, Brooklyn, came out on top. Which is all fine and good, but I think these pictures say far more about what it’s like to live here than any dataset possibly could.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – From Above and Within

Two different views of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park:

The first is from the lawn, looking at the Bridge…

…and the second is from the bridge itself, looking down upon the lawn:

It’s a curious yet wonderful oasis of green amidst the stone, concrete, and water. It’s so rare that we get a brand new public space like this here in NYC that it’s quite the experience to step into the lawn for the first time and take in a view that didn’t exist until a few weeks ago.