150 photos and videos celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park (PART 2 OF 3).

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Friday, October 20, 2017. New York City – On Saturday, October 19, 1867, visitors were welcomed in Prospect Park for the first time. Yesterday, Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Empire State Building had green lights in honor of Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary.

I was born in the mountains of the Mixteca in Puebla, Mexico. I am an Indigenous Zapotec (Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Central Mexico). I guess this is one of the reasons I love Mother Nature. I came to New York City in 1996. I have lived in Brooklyn for almost 22 years. I have been enjoying Prospect Park for many years. Happy birthday Prospect Park!!!

Unfortunately, Prospect Park (like every other park in New York City) closes at night. I have talked to different people and we all agree that parks should be open day and night. Living in a big city like NYC, people need to go to parks. If Russia, Mexico and other countries can have their parks open 24/7, New York City can also has its parks open 24/7.

According to ProspectPark.org, “Spearheaded by James S.T. Stranahan, a local business and civic leader, and the historic design team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the Park was far from complete on that October day. Unable to keep curious and delighted visitors away from the Park in progress, the designers decided to welcomed the enthusiastic throngs inside for the first time.

The subsequent Monday evening edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle recorded the occasion: “The public were formally invited on Saturday, to visit Prospect Park and see how the work was getting on. The weather being remarkably fine for the season, and inviting out door exercise, the visitors to the Park were numerous…it is safe to estimate the number of visitors yesterday at ten thousand.” By 1868, two million people would enjoy what came to be known as “Brooklyn’s Jewel” and “Brooklyn’s Backyard.” Today, the Park welcomes more than 10 million visitors each year.”

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF PROSPECT PARK.
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5/16/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.  Canada geese and goslings in Prospect Park. I think it was the last time that there were goslings in this park. The U.S. government doesn't want Canada Geese in NYC parks and kill them.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/16/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Canada geese and goslings in Prospect Park. I think it was the last time that there were goslings in this park. The U.S. government doesn’t want Canada Geese in NYC parks and kill them.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/16/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.  Canada geese and goslings in Prospect Park. I think it was the last time that there were goslings in this park. The U.S. government doesn't want Canada Geese in NYC parks and kill them.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/16/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Canada geese and goslings in Prospect Park. I think it was the last time that there were goslings in this park. The U.S. government doesn’t want Canada Geese in NYC parks and kill them.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com


5/18/2011. VIDEO: Canada geese, goslings, swan, ducks in Prospect Park.


5/25/2011. VIDEO: Canada geese and their goslings.
There were 4 goslings. There are only 3 goslings now.

5/31/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.  Playing at Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/31/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Playing at Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/31/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.  Playing at Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/31/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Playing at Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/31/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.  Wedding photo shoot in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/31/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Wedding photo shoot in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.   Turtles in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Turtles in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City. Beautiful bird in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Beautiful bird in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.   Swan and her or his baby swans in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Swan and her or his baby swans in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.   Turtle in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Turtle in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.   Beautiful bird in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Beautiful bird in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Canada Geese in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.   Canada Geese in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City.
Canada Geese in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/5/2011. Brooklyn, NYC. Garbage in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/5/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Garbage in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/5/2011. Brooklyn, NYC. Garbage in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/5/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Garbage in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/5/2011. Brooklyn, NYC. Garbage in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/5/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Garbage in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com


7/8/2011. VIDEO: Swan and baby swans. Prospect Park.

7/8/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.  On Friday, July 8th, 2011, it was the commemoration of the 1 year anniversary of the slaughter of Canada geese in Prospect Park  On July 8th, 2010, almost 400 geese and goslings were captured, gassed and thrown into trash bags.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/8/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
On Friday, July 8th, 2011, it was the commemoration of the 1 year anniversary of the slaughter of Canada geese in Prospect Park
On July 8th, 2010, almost 400 geese and goslings were captured, gassed and thrown into trash bags.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com


VIDEO: Mary Beth Purdy- Artz sang “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie. Lyrics adapted to the Canada Geese issue.

On Friday, July 8th, 2011, it was the commemoration of the 1 year anniversary of the slaughter of the Prospect Park Canada Geese. USDA and NYC Mayors have been killing thousands of geese in New York City for several years. How much of our tax money are they spending in the slaughter of the geese?

8/31/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.  Hurricane Irene in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/31/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Irene in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/31/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.  Hurricane Irene in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/31/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Irene in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/31/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.  Hurricane Irene in Prospect Park.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/31/2011. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Irene in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. New York City - First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012 - primera nevada de la estación de Invierno en el 2012. Father and daughter playing - Padre e hija jugando. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City – First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012.
Father and daughter playing.
Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City - First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012. Families playing with snow. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City – First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012.
Families playing with snow.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the 2012-2013 Winter season. A woman observing birds. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City.
First snowfall of the 2012-2013 Winter season.
A woman observing birds.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the 2012-2013 Winter season. Is this a seagull?  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City.
First snowfall of the 2012-2013 Winter season.
Is this a seagull?
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the 2012-2013 Winter season. Women observing ducks in the lake. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City.
First snowfall of the 2012-2013 Winter season.
Women observing ducks in the lake.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012. Beautiful white ducks. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City.
First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012.
Beautiful white ducks.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012. Swan eating. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City.
First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012.
Swan eating.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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2/22/2012. Brooklyn, NYC. Canada geese, swans and ducks enjoying the Spring weather in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
2/22/2012. Brooklyn, NYC.
Canada geese, swans and ducks enjoying the Spring weather in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
2/22/2012. Brooklyn, NYC. A gorgeous sunrise in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
2/22/2012. Brooklyn, NYC.
A gorgeous sunrise in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
2/28/2012. Brooklyn, NYC. A gorgeous Winter night in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
2/28/2012. Brooklyn, NYC.
A gorgeous Winter night in Prospect Park.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
3/1/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. People enjoy outdoor sex.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
3/1/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
People enjoy outdoor sex.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com


9/22/2012. VIDEO: Swans, Canada geese, etc. Fisrt day of Fall. Prospect Park.

10/11/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Children, ducks and Canada geese.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/11/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Children, ducks and Canada geese.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/11/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. A beautiful Canada Geese. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/11/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
A beautiful Canada Geese.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/28/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Meditation is powerful. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/28/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Meditation is powerful.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/28/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Fall is here! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/28/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Fall is here!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/28/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy is coming.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/28/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Sandy is coming.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Swans eating. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Swans eating.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Sandy.
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10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Sandy.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Sandy.
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10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Sandy.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Animals in the park lost their homes. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Hurricane Sandy. Animals in the park lost their homes.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
11/04/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Runners/volunteers from the "NYC Marathon Of Relief Effort 2012." Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
11/04/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Runners/volunteers from the “NYC Marathon Of Relief Effort 2012.”
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
11/04/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Runners/volunteers from the "NYC Marathon Of Relief Effort 2012." Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
11/04/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
Runners/volunteers from the “NYC Marathon Of Relief Effort 2012.”
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
11/13/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. 15 days after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
11/13/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC.
15 days after Hurricane Sandy.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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