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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kings County, New York

Clickable Map of Kings County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kings County, NY (313) New York County, NY (1852) Queens County, NY (154) Richmond County, NY (207) Hudson County, NJ (101)  KingsCounty(313) Kings County (313)  NewYorkCounty(1852) New York County (1852)  QueensCounty(154) Queens County (154)  RichmondCounty(207) Richmond County (207)  HudsonCountyNew Jersey(101) Hudson County (101)
Brooklyn is the county seat for Kings County
Adjacent to Kings County, New York
      New York County (1852)  
      Queens County (154)  
      Richmond County (207)  
      Hudson County, New Jersey (101)  
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1New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — "Civic Virtue"
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
2New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — “The Greeter” / John Coleman / George Catlin
“The Greeter” 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
3New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Magnolia × brooklynensis'Yellow Bird'
'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
4New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Magnolia × brooklynensis'Spiced Spumoni'
'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
5New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Magnolia × brooklynensis'Hattie Carthan'
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
6New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Magnolia × brooklynensis#204, Black Beauty Magnolia
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
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7New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
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
8New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Magnolia 'Marillyn'
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
9New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8
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
10New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions)
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
11New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 133 Clinton StreetDesignated Landmark — New York City —
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
12New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861
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
13New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 155 - 157 - 159 Willow StreetLandmarks Of New York — Federal Style Row Houses —
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
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14New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 1883 New York HarborPanorama of Manhattan South of Brooklyn Bridge
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
15New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Marker
We commemorate and honor the 100th anniversary of the men, women and children who gave their lives for the Republic of Ireland in the 1916 Easter RisingMap (db m93302) WM
16New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — A Fruitful Harvest
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
17New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — A Place for City Kids to Grow Since 1914The Childrens Garden — Brooklyn Botanic Garden —
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
18New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Admiral George Dewey U.S.N.
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 Executive Committee F.C Cocheu · R.J. . . . Map (db m127008) HM WM
19New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — African American Heroes of the American Revolution
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
20New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Alexander Skene MemorialGrand Army Plaza
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
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21New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Altar to Liberty1776 – 1919
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
22New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — American ElmUlmus americana — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —
Leaves: Alternate, toothed simple leaves Mature height: 80-100 feet Bark: Gray, with ridges and diamond-shaped fissures
Did you know? American elms are beautiful, shapely trees, with . . . Map (db m181665) HM
23New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — AmericasWorld Vegetables
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
24New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — An 18th Century Well
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
25New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Anderson Family Tomb
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
26New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Aquatic Plants for Aquatic BirdsFor the Birds
Plants that grow along the water's edge provide food, shelter, and nest material for birds. Canada goose 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
27New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Artful Gardens
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
28New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Arthur MillerOctober 17, 1915 - February 10, 2005 — 62 Montague Street, Brooklyn —
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
29New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Artillery of the American Revolution
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
30New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Artillery Projectiles of the American Revolution
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
31New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 65.130.1-4 — Atlantes Figures, circa 1899From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect — Limestone —
Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect Limestone 65.130.1-4, Anonymous Arts Recovery Society These four burly male figures once ornamented the town house . . . Map (db m109509) HM
32New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Battle HillRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
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
33New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — BenneSesamum indicum — Also known as: sesame, bene seed —
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
34New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Bill Brown Playground3.214 Acres
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
35New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Billion Oyster Project Community Reef Site: Brooklyn Bridge Park
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
36New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Birth Place of Jennie Jerome
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
37New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Bldg 92Brooklyn Navy Yard Center — Building 92: United States Marine Commandant's Residence —
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
38New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brookland Ferry Landing
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
39New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn
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
40New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Borough Hall
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
41New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building8 Old Fulton Street
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
42New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 5 — Brooklyn Civic Center
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
43New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights
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
44New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — 4 — Brooklyn Heights / Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn Heights 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
45New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights Historic DistrictNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
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
46New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights Historic District
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
47New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Municipal Building“Landmarks of New York”
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
48New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
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
49New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Brooklyn War Memorial
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
50New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Burial Site of Cornelius Heeney
Founder of Brooklyn Benevolent Society and benefactor of St. Paul's Parish 1836. Died - May 3, 1848Map (db m183064) HM
51New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Canarsie Veterans Memorial
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 ColumbusMap (db m35137) HM
52New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Canarsie Veterans Memorial
For God and Country Dedicated to the residents of Canarsie who gave their lives in defense of our country Canarsie Post and Unit 573 May 1970Map (db m51339) HM
53New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — CarouselProspect Park Alliance
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
54New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Carroll Street BridgeNew York City Designated Landmark
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
55New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Cherry Esplanade
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
56New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Children's Garden
This century old garden is devoted especially to children in BBG's gardening classes. Everything you see here is planted, tended, and harvested by kids!
🔎 Look for hand-painted signs Children don't just plant the . . . Map (db m204111) HM
57New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Children's Garden
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
58New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Chinese EggplantSolanum melongena — Also known as: baigan, balanjay —
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
59New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Christopher Columbus
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
60New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Church of the SaviourFirst Unitarian Church Brooklyn
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
61New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Civil War Soldiers’ Monument
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
62New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Clinton Hill Historic DistrictClinton Hill Mansions — This is one of the four markers that designate the area. —
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
63New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Cobble Hill Historic DistrictNew York Landmark Preservation Foundation
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
64New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Cobble Hill Historic DistrictHistoric District — New York City —
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
65New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Colonel Donald Cook Square
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
66New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Cornelius Heeney1754-1848
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
67New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — CucumberCucumis sativus — Origin: India, Southeast Asia 🥒 —
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
68New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — DasheenColocasia esculenta — Also known as: taro, cocoyam —
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
69New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — DasheenColocasia esculenta — Also known as: taro, cocoyam —
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
70New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Defenders of the UnionSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch — Grand Army Plaza —
To the Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865Map (db m13548) WM
71New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Denyse’s Ferry – Gravesend BayRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
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
72New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Dock 72
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
73New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Donald Cook Square.191 Acre Reported permanently removed
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
74New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Dutch Reformed Church of FlatlandsLandmarks of New York
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
75New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Eagle Warehouse
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
76New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — East Asia and South Asia / Pacific and Southeast AsiaWorld Vegetables
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
77New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Eastern White PinePinus strobus — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail — Reported damaged
Leaves: Needles in bundles of five Mature height: 70-100 feet Bark: Gray and rough
Did you know? White pines are identified by their blue-green needles, which grow in bundles of five. The . . . Map (db m181673) HM
78New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Ebbets Field
This is the former site of Ebbets FieldMap (db m166210) HM
79New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — EddoeColocasia antiquorum — Also known as: eddo —
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
80New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — EddoeColocasia antiquorum — Also known as: eddo —
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
81New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Edmonds Playground.917 Acre
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
82New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Edward Robinson Squibb1819-1900
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
83New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — English ElmUlmus procera — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail — Reported damaged
Leaves: Alternate, simple leaves with toothed edges Mature height: 70-80 feet Bark: Grayish brown and deeply furrowed, with flattened ridges
Did you know? The English elm's leaves are . . . Map (db m181666) HM
84New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Ethel WatersOctober 31, 1896 - September 1, 1977 — 190 New York Avenue, Brooklyn —
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
85New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — European BeechFagus sylvatica — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —
Leaves: Simple, elliptical Mature height: 60-160 feet Bark: Very smooth, thin, gray
Did you know? Look for shiny, dark green leaves with an elliptical shape, turning chartreuse, golden, . . . Map (db m181669) HM
86New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Evacuation Site – Fulton LandingRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
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
87New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — F. D. N. Y.
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
88New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Father Kehoe Triangle
Dedicated in memory of those who gave their lives in VietnamMap (db m19262) HM
89New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Feuchtwanger Stable
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1888.Map (db m181662) HM
90New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — First Resistance to British Arms in NY
To commemorate the first resistance made to British arms in New York State, August 1776.Map (db m13202) HM
91New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Flatbush Town Hall
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
92New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Floyd Bennett Post # 1060
Dedicated to the members of Floyd Bennett Post 1060 American Legion who served in defense of our country.Map (db m51338) HM
93New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — For Valor and Sacrifice
In memory of the men of this community who have given their lives in wartime service to their country.Map (db m207758) WM
94New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Greene Historic District
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
95New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Greene Historic District Reported damaged
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
96New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Greene Park
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 TrailMap (db m13222) HM
97New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Hamilton
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
98New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Hamilton Officers’ ClubThis is a membership club
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
99New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Hamilton World War I Memorial
1917 - 1919 Erected by the citizens of Fort Hamilton in memory of our men who died in the World War and in honor of those who answered their country's call. (List of Names)Map (db m137071) HM
100New York, Kings County, Brooklyn — Fort Stirling
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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