GAP

Recently, while tour-guiding some friends from California, I took them to Prospect Park. While exiting the park we came upon Grand Army Plaza. Sometimes it takes showing off all the great places in Brooklyn to remind myself why I love living in Brooklyn as much as I do.

Originally, the grounds of the Grand Army Plaza were a battleground of the Battle of Long Island, which was the first battle of the American Revolution.

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In 1975, Grand Army Plaza became a National Historic Landmark.

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at the south end of the traffic oval. The sculptures were added to the arch in 1895

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Just beyond the arch is Bailey Fountain

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by David Espinoza