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Grand Army Plaza

Plaza, Sculpture Garden, and Monument / Landmark
Flatbush Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
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  • Nate F.

    autumn equinox drumming celebration with mama donna henes, urban shaman, and co. 9/22 6:30pm

    Nate Folkert · September 20, 2014
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  • Doraly P.

    Ice cream and coffee trucks around the corner entrances are great to grab and enjoy the view

    Doraly Pantaleon · August 12, 2014
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  • Compass

    The bustling plaza adjacent to Brooklyn’s Arc de Triomphe and the Brooklyn Public Library plays home to green markets, food truck rallies, and more.

    Compass · May 20, 2014
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  • Steve H.

    The oval-shaped plaza is bisected by 59th Street. The southern part of the plaza is squeezed in between the Plaza Hotel and the GM Building. The northern part is actually a cutout of Central Park.

    Steve Hovington · April 16, 2014
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  • Steve H.

    This plaza bears the moniker "grand" not because of its size. It is, in fact, named for the Grand Army of the Potomac, which was the name given to the Union Army during the American Civil War.

    Steve Hovington · April 16, 2014
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  • Steve H.

    Situated on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan's Grand Army Plaza was completed in 1916.

    Steve Hovington · April 16, 2014
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Come in the summer and sit by the fountain to cool off a bit. We mostly enjoy coming on Saturdays throughout the year for the farmers market!

    The Corcoran Group · November 6, 2013
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  • Jake S.

    When driving through, follow both the signs painted on the roads and the signs hanging above the streets. Otherwise, it is easy to get misdirected.

    Jake Smith · October 21, 2013
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  • Angel B.

    Itz a nice place to go and relax with your hubby

    Angel Beckford · August 4, 2013
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  • Christina C.

    Great spot for some fountain splash-action on a super hot day.

    Christina Cipriano · July 11, 2013
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  • Femaria J.

    The fountain is beautiful

    Femaria Joseph · June 1, 2013
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  • Lisa W.

    Beautiful in the fall and spring

    Lisa Williams · February 27, 2013
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  • City of New York

    The streets around Grand Army Plaza form the largest and busiest traffic circle in Brooklyn.

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
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  • Amy C.

    Coney Island adding a rollercoaster of a deal on Friday, August 17. http://exm.nr/O3KKcj Read more

    Amy Carothers · August 14, 2012
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  • Mary Elise Chavez

    Food carts like whoa! Try the Turkish tacos at Peku and Natural Slush truck! Stroll over to Prospect Park and soak up some rays.

    Mary Elise Chavez · April 21, 2012
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  • CeeJay L.

    Classic Brooklyn site. Check out the fountain sculptures or run up the Central Library steps like Rocky.

    CeeJay Louis · March 2, 2012
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  • Zulhilmi Y.

    Grand Army Plaza is now safer and more attractive thanks to a recent safety redesign by DOT

    Zulhilmi Yusoff · February 17, 2012
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  • City of New York

    Grand Army Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, is the heart of Brooklyn. Within blocks are the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park.

    City of New York · February 15, 2012
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  • City of New York

    Grand Army Plaza is now safer and more attractive thanks to a recent safety redesign by DOT.

    City of New York · February 15, 2012
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  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 12/20/11, I was here to light the menorah. Happy Hanukkah!

    Mike Bloomberg · December 31, 2011
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  • barry s.

    At the Occupybrooklyn venue we need some help

    barry shanck · October 15, 2011
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  • Cato S.

    Somewhere between the Champs d'Elysees (SIC?) and Golden Gate Park. Read more

    Cato Stevens · September 13, 2011
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  • thecoffeebeaners

    Come do the electric slide!

    thecoffeebeaners · June 25, 2011
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  • essie l.

    Free Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez 6/25 from 4-7!

    essie lash · June 25, 2011
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  • Prospect_Park

    Food Truck Rally! Every 3rd Sun thru Oct at Bklyn’s Grand Army Plz. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Starts June 19! More trucks! Read more

    Prospect_Park · June 13, 2011
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  • Jay C.

    Ask somebody how to get to Brooklyn. They'll laugh, and then they'll shake their head.

    Jay Casey · June 11, 2011
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  • Prospect_Park

    More monthly Sunday food truck rally's coming to Grand Army Plaza. See link for more info! Read more

    Prospect_Park · June 8, 2011
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  • Prospect_Park

    Sun, May 22 Food Truck Raklly at Grand Army Plaza! 11am - 5pm http://bit.ly/kuRPSl

    Prospect_Park · May 9, 2011
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  • Prospect_Park

    April 30 at the Grand Army entrance to the Park, get to know local businesses that support the Park: 10 am - 2 pm http://bit.ly/g3QyoA

    Prospect_Park · March 15, 2011
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  • Prospect_Park

    Watch New Year's Eve Fireworks from Grand Army Plaza. There's music - and free hot choc - starting at 11 p.m. http://bit.ly/hKUqbi

    Prospect_Park · December 22, 2010
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  • Ira S.

    One of my favourite urban spots. The greatest fountain.

    Ira Socol · October 25, 2010
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  • ryan p.

    Watch out for hipsters on bikes. They think they own the roads.

    ryan petersen · September 3, 2010
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  • Prospect_Park

    Check out the new bust of JFK by artist Neil Estern. The original bust (also by Estern) was dedicated in 1965. The new bust was dedicated 8/24/2010. Read more http://bit.ly/aOhaAu

    Prospect_Park · August 24, 2010
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  • Don M.

    Amazing hisotical beauty. Someone should take more care of this gem!

    Don M · July 16, 2010
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  • Adreanna A.

    First Saturday at the Museum are great ... and Free! Check it out

    Adreanna Alleyne · July 5, 2010
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  • Damon A.

    I love this spot. Free Wifi

    Damon Avinger · January 22, 2010
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  • revboy

    green market rocks

    revboy · November 21, 2009
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  • Rolando P.

    Great place to sit and read, especially in the summer when the fountain is on. Also a funny place to watch wedding photo shoots.

    Rolando Peñate · July 30, 2009
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  • Rebecca O.

    Go to the Greenmarket on Saturdays and get the mint and maple syrup iced tea from the maple syrup guy.

    Rebecca Orchant · May 21, 2009
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