Wednesday, May 02, 2007
On The Footstep Of The Heights
by Matt Woolsey
It's far cry from where Jackie Robinson used to play.
The 15-story Richard Meier-designed On Prospect Park boasts a face of shimmering glass and buttresses the borough's finest architecture at the head of Grand Army Plaza--where the Memorial Arch, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public Library meet. It features 114 high-end units with heated stone floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Some have views of all five boroughs, the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
A dip down Flatbush Avenue, toward the edge Crown Heights, is where Robinson played his first Major League game 60 years ago this Sunday. Ebbets Field no longer exists, having fallen under the wrecking ball in 1960. Montgomery Street and Bedford Avenue, which had previously bounded left and right field, respectively, now surround the Ebbets Field
Posted by Shmully at Wednesday, May 02, 2007