Thursday, July 2, 2009
A few months back I noticed what looked like a baseball field tarp roll in Dean Street park where Prospect Heights wedges in between Park Slope and Fort Greene.
I meant to spread the word because I have a fascination with the futuristic artificial turf that's been sprouting all over the city in the last three years.
Unlike the plastic green bristles of turf that can be found at a home improvement store, the fake green put down by the city has actual strands (blades almost) of "grass" and what appears to be sod down at the root.
I seem to recall hearing it's composed of rubber and partially the remains of recycled sneakers which seems poetically environmental in an artificial way. But then you see what chemicals are used to cut the grass and environmentally friendly becomes less so.
Anyway I wonder if it makes you run faster.