Verdant woods. Contemplative waterfalls. Even a private beach. All within the confines of Brooklyn. Who knew? OK, the private beach is actually for dogs, but still. If you haven???t guessed, we???re talking about Prospect Park, a swath of undulating green expanse smack in the middle of Brooklyn. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same two guys who designed Manhattan???s Central Park, and its winding paths and changing landscapes make it a great place to take a run.
For many New Yorkers ??? even those with the best intentions, not just the lazy couch potatoes ??? running becomes problematic as they age or after an injury, thanks to that all-too-common runner???s complaint, painful knees.