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New York Mets all-star spoofs iconic Grand Prospect Hall ad • Brooklyn Paper

New York Mets all-star spoofs iconic Grand Prospect Hall ad

A real dream team.
Photo by Michael Glozman

He’ll make all your dreams come true — except if you dream of the playoffs!

New York Mets all-star Pete Alonso stopped by Grand Prospect Hall to freshen up the Park Slope banquet hall’s iconic television ad during a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which spent the week filming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

“When it comes to special events and weddings, the Grand Prospect Hall is a big homerun,” said Alonso.

The 2019 National League Rookie of the Year stands alongside the grand halls owners — Michael and Alice Halkias — as they tour the glitzy event space, from the Chopin Room to the comically large chandelier above the grand ballroom.

The original Grand Prospect Hall advertisement has become a local legend since it first aired in 2009 thanks to its small budget and big promises — pledging to make “all your dreams come true” — and has now been spoofed by both Kimmel and Saturday Night Live.

The ad aired 20 times a day on local television stations at its peak, according to the Daily News.

Reach reporter Ben Verde at (718) 260–2525 or by e-mail at bverde@schnepsmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @verde_nyc.

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