Annmarie Fertoli is an Associate Producer at WNYC, working with the afternoon news team to produce All Things Considered.
Great GoogaMooga Gone for Good?
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The Great GoogaMooga food and music festival will not be held in Prospect Park next year, officials say.
The city's Parks Department says the event was deemed too long, and too large for the park's Nethermead. The last Great Googa Mooga happened last May, and it generated several complaints about the trash left behind and the damage to the grass. The first GoogaMooga, in 2012, received similar complaints.
The festival's organizers wouldn't confirm whether they are seeking another location in the city. But a spokesman says the Parks Department is open to talking about - quote - "the potential of this event in another smaller iteration in our public park system."