For many families, particularly within communities of color, grilling in the park has long been a die-hard tradition at family reunions, birthday parties or celebrating the 4th of July.
And according to one Park Slope resident, grilling in the park is just that: annoying and dangerous. In fact, she has just taken up a petition on change.org, gathering signatures to ask the mayor and the borough president to ban barbequeing in Prospect Park.
“The number of park users and barbecues has also significantly increased,” said Ryan in the petition’s letter, and “what may have been good policy in the past may no longer be good policy today or for the future. There is just TOO MUCH SMOKE!”
What do you think? Is it time to ban grilling in Prospect Park? Is doing away with barbequing in parks the healthiest, most environmentally responsible thing to do?
Or is this an over-reaction by a select few and yet another case of “gentrification gone wild?”
Here are some of the comments by residents on the petition’s page.
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