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Prospect Park


Category: Cruisy park behind and uphill from the zoo Submitted: Mar 25 2004 (Edited 02/27/14)
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2.96/5 based on 24 votes. The median rating is .
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Posted Nov 07 2016:
My beloved Prospect Park came through with another season full of sucking and fucking and hot times. I mostly stopped going at night, out of fear of the police and because as I've gotten older, I just can't see well or tolerate stumbling around in the dark bushes as I used to as a youth.

All of what I've said in my previous reviews over the years still is consistent. I won't say where to go in the park so as not to tell the police where everybody is. But if you go there during the day or when you can see at night and it isn't dark, and follow guys around, they will lead you to the cruisy spaces.

I found that going to the park very early in the morning and catching the over-nighters who have been there since the clubs and bars closed at 4 am and are still out around seven in the morning, as well as everyone who comes out early before the dog walkers and joggers decide to go off the road and into the bush to bust up the party, you could have a really good time until about 10 to 11 am when the action slows down for the afternoon.

This past spring and summer, I was amazed to see how much condomless fucking takes place in the park, and the absolute lack of thought about STIs, as dicks would slide into asses without condoms, and the guys getting fucked wouldn't even look back to see who was fucking them or say a word to each other.

That was a really frightening eye-opener about the reckless self-destructive behavior taking place that shows many men do not value each other enough, especially in light of the CDC predicting half of all men of African descent who have sex with men will become HIV+. Even sucking a dick without a condom in the park is risky for possible STI transmission because that dick could have been up other brothers' asses without protection.

All that reality aside, good times await the adventurous sexual hiker in the rugged terrain of Prospect Park. I'll sex you up in the bushes next year.


About condomless sex and STIs, the numbers on racial and ethnic disparities in HIV diagnoses — "African Americans continue to experience the greatest burden of HIV compared to other races and ethnicities. Hispanics/Latinos are also disproportionately affected by HIV." — speak for themselves. That's also true for usage of PrEP, and doubtless access to PrEP, too.

We live and play in a risky world.

Guys, get tested if you don't know your HIV status. Do your best to find a doctor or clinic where you can be honest about how you have sex and how to make the best choices about risk for yourself. We all want you to be as healthy as you can. ~ Editor


Edited on 11/17/16
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Posted Aug 24 2015:
It's been a hot summer at the park, and not just the temps. Weekend mornings are very active up to about 10 am. Very quiet mid-day then it picks up about 5 pm when guys get off from work.

A great place for a good mix of men, tops and bottoms. Mostly Black Caribbean men with a sprinkling of Latinos. All ages are represented from 20-somethings to 50-somethings. Most leave at sundown as the cops can be very vigilant in moving you along from the known cruising areas nearest Flatbush Avenue and the zoo.

But if you meet someone near sundown, just take the party to other secluded areas to the west and near the parade grounds. There you can be in the park until 1 am.

Edited on 09/01/15
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Posted Dec 29 2014:
Park season is over, and the park almost is, too. When the action resumes, it mostly is with guys who aren't online: older and the very young who have no other place to go. The young queens can be annoying since they tend to camp it up loudly and draw attention to themselves and the rest of us. Discretion is required.

Very early in the morning (5 - 9 am) is a good time for "bird watching." During the day, you can meet new friends on trails. The night time activity was minimal this past season though.

Edited on 01/05/15
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Posted Oct 14 2012:
Yaaaaaaawwwwwwnnnnnn... Not much happening here, thanks to the Internet.

Edited on 10/22/12
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Posted Apr 22 2012:
The leaves are sprouting and the men are returning. Cops have been relaxed the few nights I've been out. Semi-permanent signs are affixed in the regular haunts, sometimes way up on light posts, stating, "this area closes at dusk," which is illegal since the park closes officially at 1 am.

The bridal path has all sorts of soft wire fences up and trees that have been cut down and left laying across the ground in messy grids, waiting to trip you and twist ankles. This is vicious. Go during the day to develop a cognitive map for use later at night. Watch out during the day, because these first few warm days, all of Brooklyn seems to be crawling over the rocks and hills with their baby strollers. The light of day shows the makeup of men running the gamut of appearances: hot, not hot, younger, older, healthy looking, guys with facial wasting, etc. Be safe this season and have fun!

Edited on 04/22/12
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Posted Mar 26 2012:
A waste of time or day or night. Same tired older guys and younger guys looking to get paid. Police are prowling at the perimeter, as well. Do yourself a favor and skip it.

Edited on 03/29/12
Woodsy Owl

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Posted Feb 25 2012:
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While it is cold out, action still takes place, albeit in a lesser amount. Guys, I hate to be a nag, but try to clean up after yourselves. We are running out of sex spots like this park, and littering condoms and other sex crap gives us away.

For the last two months, cops repeatedly have been driving their cars through the cruisy areas like mad, flashing their search lights around, and there are few evergreens to hide behind. This happens well before 1 am and I suspect they are trying to set a precedent through their authority so that we do not re-populate the area when it is warmer.

Edited on 03/06/12
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Posted Feb 05 2012:
Lots of action here! Got to suck a young guy who shot his load on my face and jacket. Not having had enough, I hooked up with a black guy while he was peeing. I gave him a nice blowjob and then he fucked my ass. Later, I was watching a guy being sucked and the sucker pulled off his pants and I fucked his ass while he kept sucking the other guy. A fourth guy was stroking his big cock while watching us. I shot one of the biggest loads in my life!

Edited on 02/10/12
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Posted Sep 18 2011:
The blog is prejudiced as it does not mention heterosexual teenagers having sex in this area of the park. Clearly gay men on the dl are running around, but to ignore the teenagers would be wrong and a tad homophobic. Also, female prostitutes are running around with older men smoking marijuana and having sex. Include that in the blog to have a sense a credibility.
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Posted Sep 12 2011:
The reason we are in the woods picking up litter is because of the trash that you leave behind. Trust me, volunteering to pick up soiled condoms and more is not my idea of a fun time. Take it away with you, and we will go away.

I have no idea whether the police patrols have anything to do with our litter gathering. And there is no smear campaign. I am angry about the mess, yes, but read the blog if you think I am so prejudiced.

Edited on 09/16/11
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Posted Aug 28 2011:
The expanded police patrols are the result of a woman who got her panties twisted up in a bunch over all the condoms and other sex litter throughout this section of the park. She even contacted the New York Times which published an article on the whole situation. Her blog is on a constant smear campaign: http://littermob.blogspot.com

[Editor: the blog includes her contact information]

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chazz

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Posted Aug 20 2011:
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Unsafe to be here, day or night. Threatening men looking to get paid are lurking around. One guy in a red cap told me he hated white people and this is not the first time I have experienced this attitude from some of the black men in this area of the park. And yes, the cops have added more patrols, which considering the threat I just received, may not be such a bad thing.

Edited on 08/24/11
Woodsy Owl

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Posted Jul 04 2011:
After a year away, I returned to the park. Many play spots are supposedly off limits, according to police who say that the areas are closed at dusk. This applies to the bridal path now. On a Saturday night, there were only up to fifteen different guys over the course of a few hours. The legend of the park's freewheeling fuckfest days are gone with the wind. In fact, I was bitten by more mosquitoes than men. The area by the zoo is fenced off with chainlink fences. The underpass to the zoo beneath the East Drive is walled off by the same fence. In the Bridal path, many trees have been intentionally cut down and laid across footpaths to create a fierce nighttime obstacle course and decrease the wall of foliage and the privacy they once provided.

Last Labor Day I was chased by the police and ran into a dense thicket of bushes and trees. They waited for me to come out for about 20 minutes. I gagged. I could here their voices and see their flashlights. It was too dark to see where I was going, but made it out.

Later, as I was getting head against a tree in a wooded location, cops appeared out of nowhere with a blinding strobe light and sent me running down a hill through bushes and trees and I sprained my foot (I found out later). Like a sex-crazed maniac, I wanted to get off still. I couldn't believe they were on foot and in the bushes in the rough terrain! It was the night of the West Indian Carnival, so there were a surplus of cops and they must have been determined to shut the park down that night.

Like a horny whore, I was in the bushes on a hillside taking some big Bajan dick in my ass, a thrill that was ruined when the cops and their flashlights passed us by. They missed us somehow, but I'd bever felt more afraid in all my years regularly cruising the park.

With all this said, Prospect Park is still the best park these days regardless. Guys still hang out and socialize by Empire and Flatbush. In fact, I will see you there!

Edited on 07/08/11
GUEST

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Posted Jul 03 2011:
Subject: LABOR DAY NIGHT
The best and most exciting night to cruise here is on Labor Day right after the parade is over. TRUST ME: you wont ever forget it! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Edited on 07/08/11
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Posted Jun 27 2011:
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The cops were there tonight at about 10 pm. We ran out to the main road.

Edited on 07/04/11
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Posted Apr 17 2011:
Subject: Best Cruising In NYC
Hands down the best cruising spot in America, always some nice masculine black or Latin dick and ass to be found. This place is as sure as you can get! The very cruisy area is opposite of the zoo, the area that does not close until 1 am. If you see police just relax if it is before 1. The other part of the park closest to Grand Army Plaza closes at dusk. Although there are police that drive through, very rarely if ever will you see them on foot. Either way just don't get caught with you pants down. There are plenty secluded places to take someone and have some fun. This place is especially active in the spring and summer. Always active between noon and 1 am. I have met people who came from as far as Maryland and Massachusetts to cruise this old faithful spot.

Edited on 04/19/11
Woodsy Owl

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Posted Sep 06 2010:
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The cops are on foot in Prospect Park at night in the bushes! Usually they speed by on the East Drive with their disco lights flashing, or slowly crawl through the interior on paved paths with tier search lights on, waiting to catch you by surprise and call you over to their car's window to ask for ID and harass you. Last Sunday, when a bunch of us were in a party spot, we noticed strange, small, round blue lights the size of a quarter appearing at head level, after hearing what amounted to car doors closing bluntly. We ran like mad, and later saw patrol cars lighting up the paths with their lights. I guess they are further taking to heart the gentrification tactics that ruined much of Central Park at times.

Edited on 09/13/10
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Posted Aug 28 2010:
I was there tonight. Went in the first opening in the gate walking towards Grand Army Plaza after the zoo on Flatbush. I walked down a bit and there are big sets of concrete stairs that go up the hill. There are some nice, big flat rocks there. I gave a guy head (really nice, black hung dick) and then fucked another guy in the ass. I was naked (except for my sneakers) on those rocks fucking that beautiful black man. Two guys passed and watched for a bit.

Edited on 09/04/10
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Posted Dec 29 2009:
I went for a nice afternoon walk on a weekday and ended up with a middle age-married Mexican and another younger Mexican. The married one pounded me with protection, while the younger one watched and masturbated. After Hugo finished with me, he left and then I pounded the younger Mexican, who continued to masturbate until we both came about the same time. Then, this young black guy came while we were finishing up and, unbelievably, Hugo came right back and pounded the young black guy. What an amazing day.
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Posted Dec 19 2009:
In warmer weather any hour of the day is a sure hit! Anytime after sunset can guarantee a steamy session. There are always hot guys waiting to be sucked off and some looking to fuck. This past summer I had five huge cocks in one night.
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Posted Nov 27 2009:
Great place to get and give head. A lot of big black cocks.
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Posted Oct 08 2009:
The park offers a great range of ages among the mostly West Indian and African-American population, with some South Americans during the day. Be out by 1 am or expect police problems. Also, avoid the so-called "Vale of Cashmere" from the Rose Garden down to the fountain and up by the zoo, as this area has been illegally closed by the police after sundown (very arbitrary). The cops are hyper about giving out desk-appearance tickets if you are near the Vale after dark, even if you are leaving and it is well before the official curfew. Otherwise, I tend to have a good time and feel safe. Evening activity tapers off by 11 on school nights.
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Posted Sep 03 2009:
This place is cock heaven!
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Posted Feb 03 2009:
In November I was harassed by cops doing their evening drive through. Was walking out of the park at 6:30 pm and was probably two hundred feet from the Grand Army Plaza exit. They didn't give me a ticket because I wasn't doing anything but leaving.
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Posted Jun 21 2008:
The park is very busy during post-work/exercise 'rush hour'. Supposedly the police are still maintaining an illegal dusk curfew in the rose garden/'Three Circles' area. This keeps the place cleared out after dark, which can be disconcerting. Don't worry: keep on walking until you find the action. And remember that mosquito season is starting. Also, be conscious of extra police in the park during the nights of the free concerts on the west side. Police have been seen during the day riding those new two-wheeled podium things (that I don't know the name of) that are both fast and silent.
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Posted Apr 23 2008:
I've cruised the park since 1993 and it has waned lately. Took the last two years off while in a relationship but hit the park Saturday night for the last few weeks. The action has relocated thanks to the cops and conservatives. Most of the guys clear out well before the 1 am curfew and action is limited afterwards. Options vary from young queens to DL West Indian men of all ages. Expect lots of unmarketable men, with the occasional hottie coming through to plow you. This is a disappointing era for the park. I have not seen cops but have been warned of their presence. Walked in and out of the park after 1 am without problems.
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Posted Jun 20 2007:
I was there today at lunchtime and the place was crawling with cops, all of them concentrated in the cruisy areas. There were maybe five guys cruising, one of them shook a big dick at me, but nothing like the old days. Cops were on foot, on horseback, and in vans. You'd think they would have something better to do. Maybe there is a better time of day to cruise, with less police presence.
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Posted May 30 2007:
Great spot! I live right in front of the park and visit regularly. It's mostly hot black men with huge dicks. Lots of fun.
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Posted Jun 10 2006:
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After many years working the park like Woodsy Owl, I speculate that this summer season will be wrecked by police repression, and that the men gathering there will be an endangered species, thanks to the army of the rich. A few Sunday mornings ago, I found no one in the park except for undercover and uniformed cops, so I left, later discovering that William Ortiz had been murdered hours earlier. The park has recently been renovated in a few areas, and the cops are out to protect those interests. This, and TV coverage of the illicit activities, help explain why I have seen no one in the park cruising at peak hours.

After the illegal and condemning curfew was imposed in the Vale of Cashmere late last year, cruising became an uphill battle, literally. Metal barricade fences had been fastened to the stairs leading up to the central section of the park where renovations have taken place, and where the police and Department of Parks and Recreation do not want us.

Now, long-open holes in the fence along Flatbush Avenue are patched with snow fencing (but that will not last long), and hedges in the Rose Garden have been cut revealingly low. As others have stated, police action against our freedom will not be tolerated. Few people will advocate for guys fucking in the park, so we have to do it ourselves. We have gotten our blowjobs in the bushes, and now it is time to fight off the repression from the bushes like true guerillas!

Resist! Cut down temporary fences, pull logs and trash cans into the roadways, leaflet with free pamphlets from the National Lawyers Guild web site that inform you of your rights when dealing with the police...

If that is too extreme, at least know your defense and escape strategies: be familiar with where there are steep stairs that the police will not be likely to drive their cars down to chase after you, avoid any paths where cops can drive their cars or scooters, stay alert so you can navigate through the dark, be ready to run and engage in counter surveillance tactics to remain evasive, trust your instincts, and know that when the police state has declared war on us, that we must fight back, or at least stay a few steps ahead (literally) of our enemies.

As for where to go in the park now to get your rocks off, resort to old underground railroad quilt codes: 'stay on the drunkard's path and follow the stars'.
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Posted Jun 03 2006:
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You have to be careful in this park due to the recent robberies and stabbing of an older man. It's been on the news and in the papers. Just protect yourself and don't be in there after the sun goes down. The police are rampant and quick to ticket and arrest people.
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Posted May 04 2006:
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People! It's important that the police misconduct and shit in this park is being reported to the Anti Violence Project. You can send them a message online from its homepage, www.avp.org. All the city has is a general 1 am to 5 am park curfew that is only enforced in gay cruising areas. So Prospect Park also has a 1 am to 5 am curfew and for some time now an illegal and discriminatory 'anti-homo' curfew for the cruising area. It's anti-homo and a discriminatory thing because just fifty feet away from the cruising area you can see straight people playing soccer until midnight and later. We all also know that there are no signs indicating that illegal curfew. There have also been Gestapo-like police round-ups/sweeps even with dogs -- a lot of people have been ticketed, many have even been arrested. The fact is nobody knows about this. I myself have written an email to the editor of the Gay City News (you can find out the email address on its homepage) and he, even though he lives close to Prospect Park, didn't know about that illegal curfew and was very interested in getting more info about it, especially from people who got ticketed or arrested. We definitely need to speak up and report shit like that if we don't want to see Republican maniacs and their fascist police destroying even those few places that are left in this repressive city.
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Posted Apr 23 2006:
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A sixty-one year old single man was stabbed to death in the Vale of Kashmir section of the park, a known cruising area. This happened on a Sunday afternoon and no money was taken.
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Posted Jan 09 2006:
Why are certain parts of the park closed to gays after dusk can we get some answers. I guess it's another form of gay bashing.
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Posted Jan 08 2006:
Where is ACT UP! The gays are being harrassed in the park after sunset. This is not right. We should organize rallies. We need to fight for freedom.
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Posted Oct 07 2005:
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The papers in NYC recently reported that two gay men were robbed and stabbed after they were caught having sex in the park.
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Posted Sep 20 2005:
I sucked a cock near the entrance to the park at Prospect Park West and 5th Street. It was hot and not a cop in sight! I've seen a few guys there recently.
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Posted Aug 06 2005:
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Visiting Prospect Park several evenings in July and August yielded more disappointment than pleasure. Very few men were found in the usual areas. The Rose Garden has been without blossoms ever since the southern-most gold fish ponds were re-irrigated; the hilly area on the way to the zoo was desolate; the paths by the zoo that lead to Flatbush Avenue was a more fulfilling destination. Police have been called in to render null the established 1 am curfew and harass cruisers by issuing summons for being in the Rose Garden and Vale of Cashmere after dusk (tell that to all of the footballers playing soccer there well after dusk). Supposedly signs indicating the arbitrary curfew have been posted (have you seen them?), and news spread fast among the populace.
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Posted Jul 06 2005:
I was so pissed when I last went to Prospect Park around dusk, only to find those Pig Mothafuckas (NYPD) riding through on scooters. This was once the hottest place for black guys to get down. I believe that the police action will die down, but, in the meantime, use the same precautions in the park that you would for any other cruise spot. But hell, I've fucked guys in Prospect Park in broad daylight before!
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Posted Jun 10 2005:
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This park is no longer open after dusk. The police have put up signs warning that you'll be arrested if in the park at night.
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Posted May 17 2005:
This park is increasing being patrolled by the police. The area off of Flatbush by the zoo no longer closes at 1 am, but rather at dusk. When the sun goes down, don't get caught there or where the three circles are. If you are caught, you will be violating parks curfew. There are new signs in these areas which indicate these new rules.
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