This sculpture is known as an allegorical personification: a story or set of abstract ideas symbolized by the human form. The youthful male figure represents Virtue: honest, incorruptible city government. The writhing feminized sea creatures, . . . — — Map (db m127030) HM
On October 29, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark met in council with tribal leaders on the Missouri River in what was now North Dakota. Few were more important to their mission of discovery than the Hidatsa chief Black . . . — — Map (db m126725) HM
'Yellow Bird' was BBG's second yellow-flowering magnolia, introduced in 1981. As a backcross of 'Evamaria', its flowers are smaller but more intensely yellow, much like its seed parent, Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata. — — Map (db m204058) HM
'Spiced Spumoni' began as Magnolia BBG #374 at BBG's Kitchawan Research Center with hybridizers Dr. Evamaria Sperber, Dr. Lola Koerting, and Doris Stone. It found a home at Klehm's Song Sparrow Nursery in Wisconsin when Kitchawan's operations ceased . . . — — Map (db m204059) HM
This hybrid was introduced by BBG in 1989. Its unique flower is mostly yellow with magenta-rose veins appearing from its base. Its name honors the community activist and environmentalist who founded the Magnolia Tree Earth Center in Brooklyn. — — Map (db m204063) HM
This BBG hybrid was never officially registered. Its popularity as one of the darkest purple magnolias led to its market introduction and unofficially official naming by Fairweather Gardens Nursery in New Jersey in 2001. — — Map (db m204069) HM
Known for many years solely by its test plot number, 1164, 'Judy Zuk' was officially named in 2007 in admiration of the former BBG president whose favorite flower was the magnolia. This unique cultivar's yellow flower has a pink blush at its base . . . — — Map (db m204067) HM
Magnolia 'Marillyn' was the last BBG introduction before the breeding program shut down operations in 1991. Introduced in 1989, this hybrid honors Marillyn Wilson, a BBG benefactor and onetime BBG board member. It boasts bright purple flowers . . . — — Map (db m204061) HM
Effective national defense policies often require that a new threat be met with a new response. Fort Hamilton entered service in 1831 to defend New York City against attack by wooden ships powered by sail. The fort’s seacoast batteries later . . . — — Map (db m168390) HM
Based upon a French design, the Model of 1857 “Napoleon” was a bronze gun capable of firing a 12 pound shot nearly one mile. Although few were produced prior to 1861, large numbers of the Napoleons were ultimately employed by both sides during the . . . — — Map (db m104516) HM
This house was the former home of the Brooklyn Excelsiors, baseball champions of the United States in 1860. Constructed in 1851, the building was once the Jolly Young Bachelors clubhouse. The Bachelors evolved into the Excelsiors baseball team. One . . . — — Map (db m181657) HM
‘These mortar shells were the most disgusting, low-lived things imaginable,’ W.W. Blackford, a Confederate Engineer. Developed in an age of massive innovation in ordnance technology, the 13-inch seacoast mortar became one of the most . . . — — Map (db m22897) HM
Built of brick laid in Flemish Bond, these three buildings, all listed in city directories prior to 1830, are among the best surviving examples of Federal Style row houses of the early nineteenth century. An underground tunnel, lighted by a skylight . . . — — Map (db m33730) HM
Brooklyn was a vigorous and independent city, the third largest in the United States, when construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began. The cultural and social center of Brooklyn was the Heights, just south of the bridge. Lining the shore below the . . . — — Map (db m130438) HM
Many of the fruits you know and love—cherries, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, and apples—originated in the Middle East, Asia, or Europe. Over centuries, farmers worldwide have bred an amazing diversity of these fruits. Among apples alone, there . . . — — Map (db m204033) HM
Reserved for children enrolled in our education programs, this historic garden represents the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Here, kids ages 2 to 17 sow, tend, and harvest their own crops.
The Frances M. Miner Children's Garden . . . — — Map (db m204110) HM
Erected by the citizens and school children of Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton
September 28th 1899
In honor of the home-coming of Admiral George Dewey U.S.N.
After his victory in Manila Bay May 1st 1898
F.C Cocheu · R.J. . . . — — Map (db m127008) HM WM
Few people realize that one in five people living in America during the Revolutionary War were African American and roughly the same proportion took up arms to join in the battle for independence. While some were freemen, most of the patriots . . . — — Map (db m126631) HM
This impressive sculpture bust of Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene, M.D. (1838-1900) honors a Brooklyn-based physician, medical researcher, college and hospital administrator whose lifetime of achievement had a broad impact on the medical . . . — — Map (db m108911) HM
On this Battle Hill, facing the Statue of Liberty, this altar is erected to commemorate the Battle of Long Island. The first engagement of which was fought on this site, August 27, 1776, between General Lord Stirling with 2,000 Americans and General . . . — — Map (db m13268) HM
The potato, adapted to the wide variety of climates in the Andes Mountains, was among the first plants cultivated by people in Peru, more than 10,000 years ago. Maize (corn) is believed to have been grown originally in the fertile valleys of . . . — — Map (db m204040) HM
An 18th century well that was about 35-feet deep and still contained water was discovered adjacent to this site in 2017 during construction. The well is believed to be associated with Fort Box, which was one of a line of entrenchments built as . . . — — Map (db m183066) HM
John Anderson (1812-1881) made his fortune in tobacco, running a shop near Manhattan’s City Hall. This tomb, dated 1864 above its door, was meant to be a political statement: built in the Greek Revival style as the Civil War raged, it was . . . — — Map (db m126667) HM
Plants that grow along the water's edge provide food, shelter, and nest material for birds.
North America has seven subspecies of Canada goose but the one that Brooklynites encounter is the giant Canada goose. Native to . . . — — Map (db m204014) HM
Knot gardens intertwine the beauty of plants with the artistic skills of pruning and sculpting. Appearing in English, French, and Italian gardens during the Renaissance, early knot gardens symbolized harmony and order.
A New Take on the . . . — — Map (db m204023) HM
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller transformed post-World War II theater with explorations of social injustice, individual responsibility, and the American dream. For more than 70 years he created screenplays, fiction, essays, an . . . — — Map (db m181623) HM
There are three basic type of artillery used in the Revolution: Cannon or Guns, Mortars and Howitzers.
Cannon or Guns
These were the most commonly used and were typically made in Spain, France or England. They were cast in one piece of . . . — — Map (db m126539) HM
SOLID OR BALL SHOT
was the most typical round. The calibre is the bore diameter which corresponds to the weight of the projectile as shown here.
1.5 inch – 2 pounder
2.9 inch – 3 pounder
4.2 inch – 6 pounder
4.6 inch – 12 pounder
5.8 . . . — — Map (db m126561) HM
Atlantes Figures, circa 1899
From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect
65.130.1-4, Anonymous Arts Recovery Society
These four burly male figures once ornamented the town house . . . — — Map (db m109509) HM
Early in the morning of August 27, 1776, British troops came up the Narrows Road to attack American forces defending Brooklyn Heights. In and around this location, the highest natural point in Kings County, the outnumbered Americans put up a . . . — — Map (db m13250) HM
Benne, or sesame seed, has been used by people for over 5,000 years. Benne seeds grow inside of a pod that bursts when the seeds are ripe. These seeds are the main ingredient in benne balls, a dessert invented by Afro-Trinidadian people that is made . . . — — Map (db m203992) HM
This playground, bounded by Bedford Avenue, East 24th Street and Avenues X and Y, serves as a lasting memorial to World War I veteran William A. Brown. Brown lived only a few blocks from here at 1818 Voorhies Avenue. He served with Wagon Company . . . — — Map (db m207549) HM
You can't see them, but there are oysters growing under the water in front of you. There used to be over 200,000 acres of oyster reefs in New York Harbor. Now, the Billion Oyster Project is bringing back this keystone species to help reverse . . . — — Map (db m183115) HM
In this house in January 1850 was born Jennie Jerome later Lady Randolph Churchill.
She was the mother of The Rt Honorable Winston Spencer Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain and staunch friend of the United States. This plaque is . . . — — Map (db m133322) HM
Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887) is considered one of America's most important 19th-century architects. A founder and early President of the American Institute of Architects, he designed the cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol and served as Architect . . . — — Map (db m95831) HM
This tablet marks the Brookland Ferry Landing from which point the American Army embarked during the night of August 29th, 1776 under the direction of General George Washington! ably assisted by Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts?
. . . — — Map (db m30052) HM
Brooklyn: Court Street - State Street, 1922-1931. Image from the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of the United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. — — Map (db m183080) HM
Brooklyn's oldest building, this porticoed Greek Revival structure, designed by Gamaliel King, was built in 1846-51 as Brooklyn's City Hall. The cupola was added in 1898 when Brooklyn was consolidated into Greater New York City, and the building . . . — — Map (db m146163) HM
This handsome red brick building was built in 1860-61 as offices for the city of Brooklyn Railroad Company, one of New York City's first large-scale transit operators. By 1867, the company served 22 million passengers annually, operating twelve . . . — — Map (db m35109) HM
In the plaza adjacent to Borough Hall's imposing front steps, summer concerts, a year-round greenmarket and other civic events take place.
Brooklyn's Borough Hall, a downtown landmark since 1966, dates from the mid-19th century. Until . . . — — Map (db m183082) HM
Notables from George Washington to writers and artists, gravitate to Brooklyn Heights.
Encouraged by Robert Fulton’s ferry from Manhattan in 1814, residents built handsome houses of wood, brick and brownstone in all the principal styles of the . . . — — Map (db m134834) HM
Notables, from George Washington to writers and artists, gravitate to Brooklyn Heights.
Encouraged by Robert Fulton's ferry from Manhattan in 1814, residents built handsome houses of wood, brick and brownstone in all . . . — — Map (db m181616) HM
Brooklyn Heights, with its elegant promenade and dramatic view of Manhattan, is one of the most uniformly preserved 19th century residential districts in New York City. It was developed soon after 1814, when Robert Fulton's first steam-powered . . . — — Map (db m33085) HM
Brooklyn Heights, with its elegant promenade and dramatic view of Manhattan, is one of the most uniformly preserved 19th century residential districts in New York City. It was developed soon after 1814 when Robert Fulton's first steam powered ferry, . . . — — Map (db m209655) HM
McKenzie, Voorhees and Gmelin designed this structure in a modified Roman Eclectic style. The interior marble was quarried in Tennessee and Vermont, the granite for its base in Deer Island, Maine, and most of its limestone façade in Indiana. This . . . — — Map (db m149132) HM
Dedicates this building as a Peace Site April 17, 1983 Official New York City Landmark Building within the Park Slope Historic District This mansion is now used as a meeting house by the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. It is considered one of . . . — — Map (db m30966) HM
This memorial is dedicated to the heroic men and women of the Borough of Brooklyn who fought for liberty in the Second World War 1941-1945 and especially to those who suffered and died. May their sacrifice inspire future generations and lead to . . . — — Map (db m183092) WM
Dedicated to the men and women of the Canarsie area who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. American Legion Post # 573 and St Pius X council 4541 Knights of Columbus — — Map (db m35137) HM
A century ago, famed artist Charles Carmel carved the horses of this Carousel for one of Coney Island's legendary amusement parks. His colorful depictions of a horse's spirited expression and flowing mane influenced carousel design throughout the . . . — — Map (db m203971) HM
The Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, built in 1888-89, is one of the oldest bridges in New York City and the oldest known extant American bridge of the “retractile” type. This rare and unusual retractable bridge functions . . . — — Map (db m146159) HM
Each spring, this garden puts on a spectacular show of pink cherry blossoms as rows of Prunus 'Kanzan' bloom. In fall, scarlet oaks (Quercus coccinea) that line the outer paths display colorful leaves.
Cherry Esplanade . . . — — Map (db m204052) HM
Since 1914, children of all ages have used the Children's Garden as a living classroom to explore the natural world with hands-on activities. Every year, thousands of participants in many different programs cultivate this garden.
The . . . — — Map (db m204112) HM
Written records of this plant's use in China go back more than 2,000 years; how did it arrive in the Caribbean? European colonizers kidnapped and tricked people from China and other countries to move to the Caribbean to work. Plants from these . . . — — Map (db m203995) HM
The cooperation of Mayor John V. Lindsay and Administrator August Heckscher of P.R.C.A. enabled John N. LaCorte, founder of the Italian Historical Society of America to enrich the Brooklyn Civic Center with this monument. — — Map (db m183086) HM
This church, designed in gothic revival style by Minard Lafever, was dedicated in 1844. It is the home of the oldest Unitarian society in Brooklyn, organized in 1833. During the 1890's, new windows, the work of Louis C. Tiffany, were installed. — — Map (db m33726) HM
The City of New York enlisted one hundred and forty eight thousand soldiers in aid of the war for the preservation of the Union and the Constitution. A.D. 1861-65. Right Side of Monument: Ever remember how much of national prosperity is due to . . . — — Map (db m13257) HM
Clinton Avenue is a grand turn-of-the-century boulevard which has remained relatively intact. When it was developed, the Avenue was distinguished by five mansions of the Pratt Family, four of them built as weddings presents for the sons of Charles . . . — — Map (db m35114) HM
Cobble Hill is an exceptionally rich district both historically and architecturally. Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill, was born at 197 Amity Street in 1854. Among the distinguished architects' work represented here is 296 Clinton . . . — — Map (db m146162) HM
Settled by Dutch farmers in the 1640's, the rural character of Cobble Hill began to change after 1836, when the Atlantic Avenue Ferry to Manhattan went into operation. The earliest building date from that period and are fine examples of Greek . . . — — Map (db m183062) HM
How did this site become a public square?
Colonel Donald Cook Square is a Greenstreets traffic median located directly south of historic Greenwood Cemetery. Greenstreets, a joint project of NYC Parks and the NYC Department of . . . — — Map (db m203865) HM
Irish immigrant – devote (sic) Catholic-American patriot coming in poverty – raising by industry
Generous with the orphans and widows
Donated his land at 5th Ave. for the erection of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In 1835 the church of St. . . . — — Map (db m149133) HM
NYC's iconic Lower East Side pickle can trace its origins to the vining cucumber plant native to the foothills of the Himalayas. Introduced by Columbus, cucumbers were already being cultivated in America when Brooklyn Dutch farmers began growing . . . — — Map (db m204031) HM
Dasheen is a tropical yam-like vegetable related to eddoe. It has many different names and is grown in more than 40 countries around the world. Scientists believe dasheen has been grown for over 5,000 years, even before rice or millet! Dasheen is . . . — — Map (db m203999) HM
Dasheen is a tropical yam-like vegetable related to eddoe. It has many different names and is grown in more than 40 countries around the world. Scientists believe dasheen has been grown for over 5,000 years, even before rice or millet! Dasheen is . . . — — Map (db m204115) HM
At the time of the American Revolution, travelers from Long Island boarded a ferry that took them across the Narrows to Staten Island near this point. In the summer of 1776, a British fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Richard Howe sailed up through . . . — — Map (db m30752) HM
Dock 72 represents a collaborative effort to transform one of the nation's oldest shipbuilding facilities into a world-class workspace for the Brooklyn Navy Yard's next generation of innovators. Completed in 2019 amid a period of robust economic . . . — — Map (db m183060) HM
This square honors Colonel Donald Gilbert Cook (1934-1967) who served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam and died there while being held as a prisoner of War. Colonel Cook graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School where he excelled at football, . . . — — Map (db m126850) HM
Constructed in 1848 in late Federal style, this edifice occupies the site of the original octagonal shingled church built in 1663 and rebuilt in 1794. The congregation was formed in 1654 by the Rev. Johannes Megapolensis, pastor of the Collegiate . . . — — Map (db m30176) HM
After the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper razed its original offices here, Frank Freeman (1862-1949) was commissioned to design a warehouse for the site. It was completed in 1894.
Acknowledged now as Brooklyn's greatest architect, Freeman was a master . . . — — Map (db m30787) HM
East Asia and South Asia
Rice and soybeans, native to Asia, were first domesticated 7,000 to 10,000 years ago in subtropical regions of India, China, and Japan. Today they remain dominant agricultural products and are mainstays of the . . . — — Map (db m204030) HM
Eddoe is a tropical potato-like vegetable that is a family member of dasheen (taro). Eddoe traveled from China and Japan to the West Indies along with people who were forced to live and work in the Caribbean by European colonizers. Despite this . . . — — Map (db m204020) HM
Eddoe is a tropical potato-like vegetable that is a family member of dasheen (taro). Eddoe traveled from China and japan to the West Indies along with people who were forced to live and work in the Caribbean by European colonizers. Despite this . . . — — Map (db m204119) HM
Ronald R. Edmonds (1935-1983) was an African American educational expert known for his commitment to improving public schools. NYC Parks and the Board of Education (now the NYC Department of Education) opening the jointly operated JHS 294 . . . — — Map (db m181674) HM
This park is named in honor of Edward Robinson Squibb M.D. one of the founders of modern American medical chemistry and a pioneer in the building of a pharmaceutical industry in the United States. His first small laboratory, opened in 1858, was . . . — — Map (db m161867) HM
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, and married at the age of 13, Ethel Waters overcame a childhood of abuse and poverty to become a jazz and gospel singer and actress, with a career spanning five decades. Waters toured on the black vaudeville circuit . . . — — Map (db m183119) HM
Near this location, the American army retreated across the East River to Manhattan after its disastrous defeat in the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776. Badly outnumbered and cornered by British troops under the command of General William Howe, . . . — — Map (db m30757) HM
To the men of the Fire Department who died at the call of duty at this site on August 2 1978 Soldiers in a war that never ends
Lieutenant James E Cutillo Bat 33 Eng 276
Firefighter 1st Gr Charles Bouton Ladder Co 156
Firefighter 1st Gr . . . — — Map (db m39461) HM
Constructed on historic ground near the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Long Island of 1776, this building was designed by architect, John Y. Culyer, in 1875, it served as the Police Headquarters and seat of the 7th District Magistrates' . . . — — Map (db m162552) HM
Fort Greene is a neighborhood with unusually consistent 19th century domestic architecture developed principally in the short span between 1855 and 1875. Fort Greene Park was created in 1848 at the instigation of poet Walt Whitman who was then the . . . — — Map (db m35110) HM
Fort Greene is a neighborhood with unusually consistent 19th century domestic architecture developed principally in the short span between 1855 and 1875. Fort Greene Park was created in 1848 at the instigation of poet Walt Whitman who was then the . . . — — Map (db m184307) HM
The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument memorializes thousands of American soldiers, sailors, and civilians who died aboard British prison ships moored in Wallabout Bay (East River) from 1776 - 1783. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — — Map (db m13222) HM
The War of 1812 inspired a new generation of American seacoast forts, New York’s first example was Fort Hamilton, constructed between 1825 and 1831. Earlier masonry forts in the harbor had been of sandstone, but Fort Hamilton was built of granite to . . . — — Map (db m168262) HM
This casemate fort, named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, was constructed during the years 1825 – 1831 as part of the New York Harbor coastal defense network. It is situated on the site of the two earlier earthworks. One was a 1778 British . . . — — Map (db m21622) HM
This tablet marks the site of Fort Stirling. On this bluff in the spring of 1776, it formed one of a chain of redoubts built in Brooklyn opposite New York. This work fell into the hands of the British during the Battle of Long Island and was . . . — — Map (db m33115) HM
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