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October 08, 2012

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Fabulous post! I love getting the inside scoop!

RE: Audubon Center closing, my wife Elaine has started a group to try to keep it open on the weekend. Here is a statement they wrote:


4 Audubon @ Boathouse

We oppose the privatization of public spaces in Prospect Park. The first urban Audubon Center will be permanently closed on the weekends so that the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) can exclusively rent the space for catered private events.

Although the Audubon Center will remain open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays, it will not be available on weekends, at the time of greater utilization. The materials and exhibits will be very much diminished.

The proposed pop-up Audubon will be a poor substitute for the fully functioning Urban Audubon Center. In addition, there will no longer be a cafe, or nature tours on the electric boat.

We feel that the PPA should open the Audubon Center on the weekends when there are no events taking place. The public deserves to have a permanent place to enjoy and learn about nature and where their children can continue to appreciate the natural environment of Prospect Park.

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