Central Park & Prospect Park Will Be Closed to Traffic

Central Park & Prospect Park Will Be Closed to Traffic

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Tara Bellucci
Jun 20, 2015
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Manhattan's Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park will be closed to traffic. The changes go into effect on June 29 and July 6.

The changes, affecting the main loop north of 72nd Street in Manhattan and West Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Park Circle in Brooklyn, will mark the first time since the rise of the automobile that the parks have been closed to vehicles.

“Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks permanently car-free for the first time in more than a century will make these great spaces safer, healthier and more accessible to the millions who flock to them,” said de Blasio.

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