Sunday, March 18, 2007

Keeping 'Em Down on the Farm

The Parks Department spread truckloads of soil around the north oval of Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn Heights (OK, technically in Downtown Brooklyn) earlier this week, before the snow. The soil, which smelled strongly of horse manure when it was deposited, is rich with "organic matter," according to the Parks Department. A Parks Department employee said that the soil was imported from Shea Stadium, and was highly sought after by NYC parks. The other half of the park has been covered with artificial turf, and will remain fenced in till the end of the month.

UPDATE: It is sooo past the end of the month, and the synthetic turf portion of the park is still fenced in. Word now is May!
Photo courtesy of MK Metz

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