The great thing about the parks is that they're public. Very few New Yorkers have backyards to lounge in. Prospect Park has barbecue grilles for use, or you can bring your own. There are rolling hills, baseball diamonds and ponds.
And...the drawback about parks is that they're public. You have to deal with other people, their noise and their messes. By the end of each day, there are napkins, bottles, and full paper plates of food on the grass.
Prospect Park was packed with people, Sunday afternoon. Groups were grilling food alongside Little League games and soccer players.
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