Lincoln Road Playground Reopens For First Time Since Sandy
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After more than two months of repairs following Hurricane Sandy, a popular local playground reopened in Brooklyn.
Lincoln Road Playground in Prospect Park reopened at sunrise Saturday morning.
It was badly damaged by a fallen tree during the storm.
The playground had been closed ever since, as volunteers and workers repaired an estimated $100,000 in damage.
"Our neighborhood didn't suffer nearly as much as Red Hook or the Rockaways but this was definitely a park that we missed," one resident said.
"Extremely excited. It's our favorite playground, it's a real asset to the neighborhood," another resident said.
The playground was the last section of Prospect Park to reopen after the hurricane.
The Prospect Park Alliance says the park lost more than 500 trees to Sandy and the nor'easter that followed shortly after.