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Obama's Visit To Shut Down Prospect Park For Six Hours Friday

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Prospect Park will be shut down for six hours Friday as President Barack Obama comes to Brooklyn.

Officials say the park will be closed Friday from noon to 6 p.m. for security reasons associated with his visit.

The president is scheduled to speak at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which he commended during his State of the Union address in February.

Parkgoers had mixed reactions to the news.

"I don't think it's that big of a deal," said one person. "Six hours I wont use the park, that's fine. I mean, the federal parks were shut down for like 19 days."

"It's not going to make my dog's life easy on Friday, but we'll find some other place to walk," said another.

"Regardless of whether I'd be using it, the president has to land somewhere," said a third. "That's the closest safe destination."

"On the upside, if he's here, he can't be doing any damage in Washington," said a fourth.

Later Friday night, the president is attending a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The last fundraiser Obama attended in the city was in May.

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