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Location to host a BBQ

kelea Jul 19, 2009 02:39 PM

Hey Hounders,

I'm looking for an outdoor location for me to host a bday bbq in sept. As of right now, the only place I know I can do this is prospect park. I'm hoping for something a little closer to home...i.e. in manhattan. Preferably where we can all drink as well. I'm not fortunate enough to live in a luxury building with a party floor so gotta look for something public.

Anyone know of such a garden of eden?


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    RCC RE: kelea Jul 19, 2009 02:59 PM

    Have you inquired about that very large park in the middle of the island, called .... Central?

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      kelea RE: RCC Jul 19, 2009 03:07 PM

      Yeah central park doesn't allow for open flames = no bbqs.

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        david sprague RE: RCC Jul 19, 2009 03:08 PM

        i don't believe grilling is allowed in central park

        here's a full list. i usually went to east river park when i lived in manhattan


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          kelea RE: david sprague Jul 19, 2009 03:10 PM

          I just came across that page. Do you have tips? I read that u got to be there around 9 to get a decent spot. Does it get really packeD?

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            david sprague RE: kelea Jul 19, 2009 03:16 PM

            can get totally packed in some places. if you don't mind a little trek -- like t jefferson park @ 1st ave -- it's not as bad, but some areas get crazy. ward's island is actually a lot of fun. went to a couple big bbqs there and it's a short walk over a teeny footbridge from the 103rd stop on the 6

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        notsochubbychubette RE: kelea Jul 19, 2009 03:54 PM

        look into "water taxi beach" at the seaport

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          inmybackpages RE: kelea Jul 19, 2009 10:41 PM

          try inwood park waaay up north.

          if you get rained out, indian road cafe is nice

          1. a_and_w RE: kelea Jul 20, 2009 11:41 AM

            I'm not sure if Ward's Island is in Manhattan or the outer boroughs, but that's a possibility. I know they had BBQ NYC there several years back.

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