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Recess in Prospect Park

Brooklyn-Prospect Park

The bar can be all consuming at times, and so my free time is pretty dedicated to hanging out with my partner Max and our dog Totes. We live pretty close to ​Prospect Park​, and love to go on big walks as a pack. If we’re feeling picnic-y we’ll stop into ​209 Station​ in Windsor Terrace and get some snacks for the park. Alternatively we’ll come back to the hood to visit ​Gowanus Wine Merchants​ and grab some new bottles to try and then cook at home.

Katipai Richardson-WilsonKatipai Richardson-Wilson

Katipai Richardson-Wilson is the owner/operator of Dirty Precious. Originally from New Zealand, she has been living in New York (mostly Brooklyn) for 20 years. She knows and loves Gowanus!!

Prospect ParkParks
Sprawling city park featuring basketball & handball courts, a playground & a historic home.
(718) 965-8951website
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Prospect Park is a sprawling expanse of green space right in the heart of Brooklyn. Locals enjoy the fact that it's a more natural and less touristy alternative to Central Park. There are a number of greens, playgrounds, a bike path, a zoo and botanical gardens. The park is open daily form 5AM to 1AM.

​209 StationBars & Lounges
Beer and provision store selling party and picnic snacks
(646) 221-7756website
209 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

209 Station is a neighborhood shop in Windsor Terrace offering beer, provisions, and snacks perfect for a picnic or a party. The shop also has sells Crowlers (fresh beer straight from the tap sealed into 32oz cans right before your eyes).

It's the perfect spot to stop and stock-up before an afternoon in Prospect Park.

© photos courtesy 209 Station
Gowanus Wine MerchantsBars & Lounges
Gowanus curated wine shop since 2012
(718) 499-9700website
493 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Gowanus Wine Merchants opened in 2012 by two friends who had spent careers in wine. The shop has remained focused on buying from small distributors, and keeping a focus on Old World and natural wines, along with a few local and other premium spirits. The goal is to bring the most value to customers, offering delicious wines at reasonable prices, from the Under-$20 table to the top shelf classics. Every wine sold has been put to the taste test.

© photos courtesy of Gowanus Wine Merchants

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