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.


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


Just beyond the arch is Bailey Fountain


by David Espinoza