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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
 
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. Touch for map. between 94th and 95th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
 
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); The Church of the Generals (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Robert E. Lee Tree (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 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.
"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"
The marker most likely commemorates the completion of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964, as there is a similar monument on the Staten Island side.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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