Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who had previously brought the metropolis Central Park. A local version of its history adds that the pair learned from their mistakes in Manhattan and, hence, the Brooklyn version is perfect. The chef Greg Baxtrom, a veteran of Alinea, Per Se, Atera, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, opened Olmsted, a seasonally-driven restaurant named for the landscape architect, in Prospect Heights in 2016. It improves upon the farm to table concept by putting a garden in its backyard. Olmsted may be the only restaurant in the city with a general manager whose background is in public health and plant science. (659 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn 718-552-2610.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.