TO BE A ROCK AND NOT TO ROLL

Rock in Prospect Park

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4 Responses to TO BE A ROCK AND NOT TO ROLL

  1. Emmett Hoops says:

    When I was little, those rocks — and there were a lot of them back in the late ’60s — were enormous. We used to run counterclockwise on them, playing rock-tag. Then the ’70s came, the whole place was broken beer bottles, some genius began spray-painting nonsense on them, the Parks Department took some of the boulders away…and Puff the Magic Dragon ceased his fearless roar.

  2. Emmett Hoops says:

    Shhhh! Isn’t it always supposed to be a secret?
    One of the things I will never forgive the City of New York for is their practice of leaving derelict vehicles at the 16th St. entrance, by the rocks. We used to call them, beg them, to find an empty lot somewhere, just not adjacent to the park; we always got a form letter in return. I bet with all the money in that neighborhood now, the cars get put someplace else. (If somebody knows what the rents are on 16th Street, pipe in…I’m just waiting to hear that the former low-rent block is now Millionaire’s Row.)

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