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Eastern Parkway

Eastern Pkwy. bet. Grand Army Plaza and Ralph Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Eastern Parkway follows the course of Jamaica Pass, a low area or valley resting between terminal moraines left here by the Wisconsin Glacier over two million years ago. During the Revolutionary War, Jamaica Pass provided British troops with access to American forces in what is now Prospect Park. This unfortunately contributed to the defeat of the Continental Army during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776.

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Directions to Eastern Parkway

    Eastern Parkway Weather

    • Sun
      Sunny
      58°F
    • Mon
      Mostly Sunny
      63°F
    • Tue
      Chance Showers
      64°F
    • Wed
      Partly Sunny
      59°F

    7-day forecast

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