Obama to Prospect Park, Crown Heights Friday


Brooklynites, get ready for some presidential face time on Friday.

The White House late Wednesday released details of President Barack Obama’s visit to Brooklyn on Friday, and Prospect Park and Crown Heights are on the list.

A Parks Department spokesman told Politicker that the entire park will be closed for the duration of the visit. So mothers hoping for some late autumn paddling on the lake or feeding the ducks (which is illegal) will have to take their brood elsewhere.

“Prospect Park will be closed on Friday, October 25 from 12 – 6 p.m. due to security associated with the president’s visit,” a Park Department notice read. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Obama is scheduled to visit the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Crown Heights, a school which the president highlighted in his State of the Union address last year as an example of educational innovation.

Marine Corps choppers were spotted by Politicker landing in the park, a possible sign that the Marine Force One may be landing or taking off from there. The park is about two miles away from the P-TECH.