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July 9th 2012
Published: July 10th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

Deciding to go to the Brooklyn Transport Museum Kerrii, Grace, Rupert, Kev & I headed off on the subway only to find, when we arrived, that it was closed on Mondays. After a bit of a wander around we found a fabulous Japanese restaurant to have lunch; not only was the food delicious, it was great value for money.

Then we took another subway heading towards Prospect Park. Sitting next to a member of the New York Police Dept Rupert engaged her in a detailed conversation; we couldn't have shut him up if we'd tried.

Prospect Park - 585 acres (237 hectares) - is Brooklyn's equivalent to Central Park. Indeed it was designed by the same designers, Frederick Law Olmstead & Calvin Vaux and built in 1867. During the American Revolution the park was the site of the Battle of Long Island and even though the British were the victors, the troops held them back long enough for Washington's Army to escape to Manhattan.

We wandered around the park - for some of the time trying to find our way out - when we came to what was the main entrance although for a few seconds we thought we might be in PARIS since what greeted us did look something like the Arc de Triomphe. However we soon realised that all we needed was an ice cream to bring us back to our senses!

We're now back in our apartment; there is laundry to be tackled but first we must go to the Piano Bar a little way down the street, meet some of the locals and have a drink or two!! We must get our priorities right.


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Prospect Park CarouselProspect Park Carousel
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One hundred years old but CLOSED on Mondays!
The Soldiers' & Sailors' Arch in the centre of the Grand Army PlazaThe Soldiers' & Sailors' Arch in the centre of the Grand Army Plaza
The Soldiers' & Sailors' Arch in the centre of the Grand Army Plaza

In 1975 it became a National Historic Monument.


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