Whom Should We Name Brooklyn’s Nameless Parks After?

Fifteen Brooklyn parks share the same name: “Park”—they were never given special distinguishing monikers, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Most of them are modest open spaces or tiny triangular plazas, but at least three are legit parks, “complete with benches, trees, fences, and neighbors grateful for a patch of grass in the concrete jungle,” the Paper reports, each a part of the patchwork of greenspaces that run alongside the Prospect Expressway. It’s strange that they haven’t been named, as there are no shortage of public figures worthy of such an honor. And since we’re the sort of people who read books and stuff, we have some ideas for Park Slope artists worthy of distinction.


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