Hot Dogs.


Soft drinks.



Good times.

What’s the big deal, right?

Seems like some people who hang out in Prospect Park and barbecue are ticked off.

To be honest, I never attended a barbecue in Prospect Park.  We had a mean-ass hibachi out on our fire escape.

Kingsford Charcoal and their Lighter Fluid and a whole bunch of frustration.

“STAND BACK WHEN YOU LIGHT IT!,” Mom once shouted at me.

Only thing we fired up in the Park was Christmas trees. (After Christmas, fruitcake. Residents in the area would toss their trees out on the sidewalk a week after Christmas and we would walk around the hood collecting them. We’d pile them up in the park and torch ’em)

New York Daily News with some Park Slope residents and their “beef” with the current barbecuing situation in Prospect Park.

“It’s frustrating that on our side of the park it is difficult for someone to easily find a place for a picnic,” said Matthew Howell, 31, of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.


We played baseball in the park, ran track, cross-country, drank some booze and hung out but never had a picnic.

Our very own Diane Campos with a comment at the bottom of the story.

Yo Diane,  what’s up? How you feeling?



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5 Responses to KICK ‘EM IN THE GRILL

  1. richie k says:

    It was illegal to BBQ in propect park when we were younger, Unless there was some kind of event with a permit.

  2. Darlene says:

    Interesting thoughts. 2 weeks ago there was an article about a 14th Street resident who wants to ban bbq in the park because the fumes go into his apt. It may have been in the Times. The comments following the article give opinions on the hidden meaning behind the proposed ban. So here we have an opposing view. Perhaps balancing the locations more evenly may make more folks happy.

  3. jimmyvac says:

    The smell of barbecue is one of the best ever. This guy’s apartment must be a few hundred feet away…

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