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No security cameras for Prospect Park

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Prospect Park (photo by Dan Bowens) Prospect Park (photo by Dan Bowens)
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Prospect Park is a 558-acre urban oasis in the heart of Brooklyn; perfect for running, relaxation, and recreation. While hundreds take advantage of the trails and paths, many here were surprised to learn the popular park is lacking when it comes to surveillance cameras.

Several NYPD precincts near the park supported a proposal to add cameras for safety. But the push failed during a recent community vote.

Residents voted to use discretionary City Council tax dollars for new trees near the Gowanus Canal and new computer software in some schools instead of security cameras, according to the Daily News. The decision is drawing a mixed reaction from park goers.

The Prospect Park Alliance said it would gladly accept cameras if they are ever approved.

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