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Grand Army Plaza

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Address: 5 Avenue, 59 Street 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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We like that place. It is close to Prospect Park and Down town part of Brooklyn. Next to it is the Brooklyn Central library. Also, in the close vicinity to the Grand Army plaza is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like that place. It is close to Prospect Park and Down town part of Brooklyn. Next to it is the Brooklyn Central library. Also, in the close vicinity to the Grand Army plaza is located a Farmers market with fresh veggies, bakery and cheese.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but beautiful plaza with its European-style arch, reminiscent of the Arc de Triomph in Paris. Be sure to pass by if you're visiting Brooklyn Museum or Public Library. Wish they had more signage explaining the historic significance of the place.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On those days when I try to appreciate New York as a visitor would and not as one who lives here, this monument always puts a smile on my face. It's a 12-minute walk from where I live, and I love jogging/walking past on my pre-brunch Saturday morning runs. TIP: very close to Brooklyn Museum, so if you think this... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice monument to take photos of and see. Good fountain behind which adds an extra touch of relaxation. Great area for a small picnic or Sunday mornings relaxation.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This plaza was dedicated after WWI. The Grand Army victoriously marched through the arch of the beautiful arched monument, which is the centerpiece of the plaza. The huge, intricate one hundred year old monument sits surrounded by roadways, across from the upper entrance to Prospect Park in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Interestingly, the monument contains the only sculpture... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like national monuments, then this is Brooklyn's and it is lovely. It's right at the edge of Parkslope and nearby many amenities, (ie. Brooklyn Museum, Bklyn Public Library, Bklyn Botanical Gardens and Prospect Park, to name a few) so why not notice it?... it's a good photo op. There are fireworks that take place here on New Year's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Grand Army Plaza is a lovely place to walk around and see the sights. Not only does the plaza feature a beautiful archway but also a lovely fountain - if you're lucky, you may even see a wedding photography session there, too! Grand Army Plaza is also home to the Brooklyn Public Library, which has an amazingly gorgeous facade and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are going to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Gardens or The Brooklyn Public Library you will probably see this. It's surrounded by a busy traffic circle. It has a nice fountain that gives off rainbow effects from the water spray during much of the summer but this isn't something to actually visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful plaza area, more like something in Europe. There is a great arch with Lincoln on a horse (pretty rare), a neat fountain and in the right season, the largest Greenmarket in Brooklyn. It's a great area to spend some time and enjoy the architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of the great arches of the world. And, for those into American history trivia, it has the famous and only depiction of Lincoln on a horse, a sculpture just inside the arch itself. It is also right next to the awesome and somewhat erotic 19th century Bailey fountain. If you go on Saturday, you also get to go to... More 

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