A bike was stolen in McCarren Park a few Sundays ago after the thief simply asked to ride it. From Brooklyn Paper: The victim told police that he was riding his bicycle in the park at 3 pm when the ne’er-do-well asked if he could test it out. At first the victim refused, but when […]
Photo via A Walk In The Park Open Space Alliance announced a major upgrade to McCarren Park’s tennis area last night. From DNAinfo: “From mid-October to April the courts will be domed over with a bubble that will be lit and heated,” said the group’s executive director Ed Janoff. “It will be run by a […]
photo via thetimes As part of the 2013 Northside Festival (June 13-16) Solange will be playing McCarren Park on June 16th. The Walkmen will also be playing a show in McCarren the day before as part of the festival. Tickets for both shows are free, but you have to RSVP HERE for The Walkmen, and […]
Starting on July 10th the outdoor movie series SummerScreen returns to McCarren Park (Bedford and N. 12th). Todd P will be curating the yet to be announced music lineup for SHOWPAPER. The first five movies are listed below, and you can vote for the final movie here. July 10 Can’t Hardly Wait July 17 Pee […]
Do you remember venturing out to/in Williamsburg every Sunday, rain or shine for the Jelly Pool Parties at the once defunct McCarren Park Pool?
From Brooklyn Paper Greenpoint’s most seductive tree has given itself to the wrath of Hurricane Irene. The so-called “Vagina Tree,” a decades-old London Plane in McCarren Park, toppled from the high winds of this weekend’s tropical storm, damaging an iron fence and a lampost as it fell. The tree’s distinctive trunk, which looks like it […]
Reports of a poop-filled McCarren Park are all over the blogosphere today after Brooklyn Paper posted a story on “Greenpoint’s liquored up vagabonds” pissing and shitting all over the park playgrounds. Gothamist credits New York Shitty for identifying the issue months ago and reporting on the deeper problem since. According to New York Shitty’s Heather Letzkus: […]