Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza
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157henk157
Riehen, Switzerland190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
You would not expect such a monument with large roads leading to it and at the entrance of a large park, in Brooklyn. You almost feel like you are in Paris, except it is quieter and hotter. It is a nice walk from the Barclay Center along Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza and then into Prospect Park
Written 15 April 2020
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN5,809 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Business
This is a neat place, but I agree with some other reviewers that I wouldn’t take a special trip. There is an impressive, large arch that memorializes the union army. The arch itself is separated from the general public by barriers because the park service is concerned about falling debris and disrepair. There is also a fountain, a JFK memorial, and it’s close to the Brooklyn library, which is worth a look. Best to see this while walking or exploring the neighborhood. Over 2 miles from DUMBO and the waterfront.
Written 29 May 2020
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI746 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
It is easy to see the grandeur that once existed in this plaza. But, it is also easy to see this plaza has been neglected and the local plant life is winning the battle for dominance. If it is ever restored, it will most certainly be a sight to behold again.
Written 26 October 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Our friends live in this area so we are often here to visit. It is always a pleasure, well-served by the subway, some good shopping and food nearby. The entrance to Prospect Park, plus the big arch. Grand apartment buildings.
Written 10 June 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,929 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Arch of Triumph, right here in Brooklyn! Commemorates the Civil War, of course. Lots of monuments to the Civil War here, so it must have been a big deal. This is an impressive entrance to Prospect Park and up the hill along Flatbush.
Written 19 November 2021
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,042 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Gorgeous European-style structure welcoming oncoming traffic to Prospect Park. A great meeting place in Brooklyn!
Written 27 April 2021
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bhlraven1916
Atlanta, GA1,481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
The plaza includes the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch which is fascinating, it reminds me of Europe. The Bailey Fountain, the John F. Kennedy Monument, statues of Civil War generals Gouverneur K. Warren and Henry Warner Slocum are incredible if you're a fan. If you've never been to the West Indian Day Parade I highly recommend that you go to the park where you can walk out to the street and get a really great view of all the floats as they pass by. There's a library directly across the street I believe that's the Grand Army Library. I've been to the parade three years in a row and I always choose to stand by the park as there's a train station that's about maybe 200 yards to the actual Parade route. So make sure you cameras are fully charged as you'll get a lot of good pictures of the parade as well as walking through the park.
Written 22 February 2018
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matty-os
Coventry, England292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
nice walk through the park to see this, it's quite pretty and not what you would think would be in NYC
Written 26 January 2020
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cahill64
Los Angeles13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
What a historical marker... brings the Continental Army and George Washington to life !! Was a great visit... remarkeable.
Written 17 January 2013
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Nancy C
United States41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bring your bike, and bike thru prospect park. Sometimes you can enter the arch and go up top. The Central Library, Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art
and Prospect park are all in this area. Saturdays there is a lovely Farmers Market and at time entertainment for the children. Take a walk thru the shops in Park Slope and grab a coffee and sweet at one of the many coffee shops in the neighborhood.
Written 30 January 2012
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