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Giovanni da Verrazano

 
 
Giovanni da Verrazano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2017
1. Giovanni da Verrazano Marker
Inscription.  Florentine explorer 1490-1528
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
 
Location. 40° 36.883′ N, 74° 1.716′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Fort Hamilton Parkway, on the right when traveling north. between 94th and 95th Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John J. Carty Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John J. Carty Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hamilton World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions) (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Resistance to British Arms in NY (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the north end of John J. Carty park, part of which is used by the Brooklyn approach to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
 
Regarding Giovanni da Verrazano. The marker most likely commemorates
"Stones from Verrazano Castle Greve in Chianti, Italy" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2017
2. "Stones from Verrazano Castle Greve in Chianti, Italy"
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the completion of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964, as there is a similar monument on the Staten Island side. Recently, all Department of Transportation signage has been replaced with the correct spelling, "Verrazzano".
 
Also see . . .  Giovanni da Verrazzano. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The marker is incorporated into a standard NYC Parks Department flagpole. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 19, 2017
3. The marker is incorporated into a standard NYC Parks Department flagpole.
Giovanni da Verrazano image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia, unknown
4. Giovanni da Verrazano
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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